LONDON (AFP): One Direction, Ed Sheeran and a host of other stars are to raise money to fight Ebola with a 30th anniversary version of the Band Aid charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ Bob Geldof announced on Monday. It will the fourth incarnation of the song, which became one of the world’s biggest-selling singles ever after its release in 1984 to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.  

Ebola ‘is a particularly pernicious illness because it renders humans untouchable and that is sickening,’ Geldof said at a London press conference with Midge Ure, who co-organised the first Band Aid with the Irish singer.