U2 Frontman Drums Up Support For Africa Debt Relief

Nicole Brodeur of the Seattle Times caught up with frontman Bono who was in town to drum up support for debt relief in Africa. “Certain poverty is structural,” said Bono, 43. “It’s not just charity for poor black babies. There are justice issues. The level of unfair trade. We don’t let the poor people trade with us, and we’re holding children to ransom for the debts of their grandparents. If you’re spending more on servicing old debt than on health and education combined, in a country that is already on its knees, there’s something wrong.” Read more.

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