Rocker-turned-activist Bob Geldof has criticised French and German officials for providing "sickeningly inadequate" aid to the victims of the East African drought.
Politicians from France and Germany have pledged $43 million (£27 million) to help people left without food after the worst famine to hit East African region in decades, but the former Boomtown Rats frontman is adamant it is not enough.
In a statement, he rants, "I am shocked and appalled by the mealy-mouthed penny pinching of the French whilst God knows how many die of thirst and hunger in unspeakable agony around one of the largest French military bases in the world in Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
"I couldn't care less that they (the French) 'have equalled Germany'. What does that mean except that the Germans too are guilty of turning away from the weak, the mute, the hungry, the thirsty and the dying of Africa."
Geldof concludes by appealing to French President Nicolas Sarkozy to give more to famine relief, adding, "It is in your nature and that of your great country."
The star famously helped to organise concert extravaganza Live Aid in 1985 to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.