U2 frontman Bono and former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof censured French President Nicolas Sarkozy for "utterly and miserably" failing to live up to a 2005 G8 summit's aid commitment to Africa.
PARIS (Reuters) - Activist rockers Bono and Bob Geldof
challenged French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday to
increase aid to Africa, saying France was failing to live up to
commitments it made at a summit of leading industrialized
countries in 2005. The U2 frontman and the former Boomtown Rats
singer, who played an active role in the Live 8 concerts in
support of aid and debt relief ahead of the Group of Eight
summit, said failure by G8 leaders to keep their promises to
the world's poorest was "a disgrace."
Date created : 2008-06-19