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Band Aid's Sudan Song Causes U.K. Flap

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Band Aid's Sudan Song Causes U.K. Flap

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Band Aid's Sudan Song Causes U.K. Flap

Band Aid's Sudan Song Causes U.K. Flap

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"Do They Know It's Christmas," by Band-Aid, is the number one song in Britain this Christmas. It is a remake of the 1984 benefit song for the famine-struck country of Ethiopia. This time it's for Sudan, but some say the song is offensive and reinforces stereotypes of Africa as a desolate wasteland.