Bono In Africa

Debt-relief foes in Congress have warned that the benefits of debt cancellation would never reach the poor. We found the opposite. In each country that we visited on this trip – Malawi, Uganda, Ghana – the government is pursuing a…

Lunch with Satan

The Guardian explains how Bono wooed Washington, and Bono comments on the threat of losing his street cred: “Edge was pleading with me not to hang out with the conservatives. He said, ‘You’re not going to have a picture with…

Who’s reading whose lips now?

AP: President Bush has proposed a three-year, $5 billion program to provide aid for developing nations. Cause Bono told him to. We can but grin, shake our heads in disbelief and mumble ‘jaysus, it’s surreal, so it is’. { The…

WEF TV

Ten minutes of footage of Bono speaking to the World Economic Forum delegates…

He Is The World (Economic Forum)

Bono’s been making his presence known at this week’s controversial WEF meeting in NYC…

Bono to meet African leaders

Bono will be attending the Southern African Development Community (SADC) next Monday in Blantyre, Malawi. He will be lobbying regional leaders to use debt relief to fight poverty and AIDS. [ source: Irish Times ] The BBC reports on it…

Debt Relief: Voice of Dissent

William Easterly, senior advisor in the Development Research Group at the World Bank, speaks out against debt relief, starting out his piece in ‘Foreign Policy’ with ‘Sorry Bono, but debt relief is not new.’

BONO, THE GRADUATES’ CHOICE

Harvard’s website reports on Bono’s Class Day Speech on June 6. [ thanks to Allard ]