| Paul Vallely |
Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Member of||Benador Associates|
Not to be confused with Paul E. Vallely, the US general
Vallely was the The Times correspondent in Ethiopia during the famine of 1984/1985. He was commended as International Reporter of the Year for his reports which Bob Geldof described as "vivid, intelligent, moving and brave".
In 2004/5 he was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa set up by the UK prime minister, Tony Blair, of which Bob Geldof was a member. Vallely was seconded to the Commission for Africa for six months and was the principal author of the report. His account of the Africa Commission process gives no sign that he understands the role of capital, or neoliberalism in Africa.
- Paul Vallely, Africa Commission had to work out what was wrong and how to fix it, The Independent, 11 March 2005