For Africans on the continent and in the diaspora, Aid is no laughing matter. It is seen to distort markets, is perceived to have no long term sustainable advantage and has come to define the image of African countries as inept, corrupt and incapable.
In spite of this, there is a lighter side. The Guardian has compiled 11 of the best aid parodies. So at least someone is laughing. Take a look.
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