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By prospect   January 2005

Will Geldof get his way?Watch out for a lot of Africa and Bob Geldof in 2005. Blair’s Africa commission reports in spring and the summer sees Live Aid’s 20th anniversary. The BBC plans to add an Africa dimension to most of its output (including EastEnders), culminating in a five-part Geldof special on Africa in July. And expect lots of commission rows. Geldof is determined that his old mate, Independent journalist Paul Vallely, should write the commission report (mindful that the only similar work that anyone recalls, the Brandt report, was written by journalist Anthony Sampson). But Gordon Brown’s treasury, which…

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