debt AIDS trade africa

Saturday, September 23 by Brian Pan

To finish the thought on U2- Bono is known not only as the rock star front man of the Irish band, but also as the rock star social and political activist for the restoration of Africa. He helped convince some of the world's richest nations to cancel billions in debt and help poorer countries begin to break the never-ending cycle of debt as part of the Jubilee 2000 campaign.

In 2002, he founded DATA (debt AIDS trade africa). It's an organization that works to increase awareness of the top issues plaguing many countries in Africa- unpayable debt, AIDS, and unfair trade rules that hurt the poor. For more information, check out the DATA website:

Earlier this May, Bono had an interview with NBC news in Africa. In this 35 minute show, he talks about what's going on in Africa and what are the things that need to change. It's available as a free purchase on the iTunes Store. The updated store now has bigger 640x480 shows. (You don't need to wait for the download to finish, you can start watching right away.)

You can also find out more from his 2002 appearance on Oprah, or in this 2002 Time magazine cover story.


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