12/19/2013 04:55 pm ET

Are Celebrity Trips To Africa More Charity Or P.R.?


Nowadays, it’s common to see celebrities, in chic flak jackets and cargo pants, posing for photos in this or the other refugee camp or cleared minefield. It’s easy to make fun of the ones who know very little about the places they are visiting, or who make grand promises to improve the lives of the people they meet.

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