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Old 03-11-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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Bono in Africa March 2010

Bono is in Ghana today per United Against Malaria -

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here's a brighter version...but its more grainy
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #3
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thanks for the new pic greety!!
i found some more info on the "Bono in Ghana" situation lol

"Bono is in Ghana participating in the campaign United Against Malaria, an asociation of football players, NGOs, governments, ordinary people that have joined to fight against malaria before the World Cup 2010 in Southafrica.

One is part of the campaign and Bono is in Ghana joining efforts to support it.
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Mysterious Distance: Bono in Ghana
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Bono is in Ghana today per United Against Malaria -

United Against Malaria's Photos - Wall Photos | Facebook


Actually, Bono is not just in Ghana for the United Against Malaria event but is in Africa this week as part of a trip to four countries in Africa by the top echelon of the ONE Campaign to "listen and learn" from the people in these countries.


Here is a report from the ONE Blog on ONE's first night in Africa the other night. They were in Senegal where Bono re-united with his friend and fellow activist/singer, Baaba Maal.


I don't know how much more the ONE Blog will mention Bono in their updates from Africa but he is on this trip with David Lane, Jamie Drummond & others.


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Oh,I didn't know that he was not just for it in Africa!
Thanks for keep up us date
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Actually, Bono is not just in Ghana for the United Against Malaria event but is in Africa this week as part of a trip to four countries in Africa by the top echelon of the ONE Campaign to "listen and learn" from the people in these countries.


Here is a report from the ONE Blog on ONE's first night in Africa the other night. They were in Senegal where Bono re-united with his friend and fellow activist/singer, Baaba Maal.


I don't know how much more the ONE Blog will mention Bono in their updates from Africa but he is on this trip with David Lane, Jamie Drummond & others.


From a rooftop in Dakar | ONE



Thanks, Jamila--long time, no "see"!
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Actually, Bono is not just in Ghana for the United Against Malaria event but is in Africa this week as part of a trip to four countries in Africa by the top echelon of the ONE Campaign to "listen and learn" from the people in these countries.


Here is a report from the ONE Blog on ONE's first night in Africa the other night. They were in Senegal where Bono re-united with his friend and fellow activist/singer, Baaba Maal.


I don't know how much more the ONE Blog will mention Bono in their updates from Africa but he is on this trip with David Lane, Jamie Drummond & others.


From a rooftop in Dakar | ONE





Here is a very positive article from the Senegalese Press about ONE's recent visit to Senegal.

I'll post it in its entirety over in the PLEBA Articles thread. Take good care.



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Old 03-13-2010, 05:40 AM   #8
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Here is a very lovely article from Senegal, Africa, regarding Bono's recent trip to the country on a "listen and learn" trip to Africa by the ONE Campaign's top echelon of leaders.

It's a great article & great tribute to the B-man.




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* This is the article translated from the original French. *



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Bono in Africa March 2010

oh thanks for the link!
i think thats Bono meeting with some president when he was on the ONE tour(if hes still on it?):
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Bono during an interview on March 17,2010. He is in Kenya to attend the Pan African Media Conference.

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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Bono in Africa March 2010

here's the article that goes along with the latest picture of Bono from the Misc. thread.

Rock star Bono in Nairobi for media conference


Pop star Bono activist for Debt Cancellation for Third World Countries, Bono during an interview on March 17,2010. He is in Kenya to attend the Pan African Media Conference. Photo/LIZ MUTHONI
By JEFF OTIENO
Posted Wednesday, March 17 2010 at 22:30

Rock star Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono, is in Nairobi to familiarise himself with the challenges facing ordinary Kenyans.


The 50-year-old singer, scheduled to participate in one of the Pan African Media Conference sessions as a panellist, met a group of women on Monday night and also visited a youth group in Kibera on Wednesday. “I am happy to be in Kenya and also participate in the Pan African Media Conference since there is so much to learn, share and speak about in Africa,” said Bono, who spoke to the Daily Nation at a city restaurant.

His trip has been organised by a group of young entrepreneurs, among them the former anti-corruption czar John Githongo. Bono, the U2 band lead vocalist, welcomed the media conference that begins on Thursday, saying the meeting would provide a platform for top leaders in Africa and abroad to discuss topical issues about the continent.

“The conference attracted my attention because I am one of those who believe in brand Africa, a better Africa for Africans,” said Bono, who is the voice behind some of the popular rock tunes like Beautiful Day, Vertigo, Elevation and With Or Without You.

The Pan African Media Conference is part of the Nation Media Group’s golden jubilee celebrations. It has attracted various personalities, including serving and former heads of state, business people, top journalists, human rights activists and academics.

Bono urged the African leadership, who will be represented at the conference, to embrace good governance, describing it as the pillar for development. “The world is watching Kenya. If they see political intransigence and old guards refusing change, investors will go and this will not benefit the country,” he added.

Bono said Kenya must have a strong civil society to keep the government on its toes and ensure public funds and resources were used for the benefit of those in need. He said his group, ONE, will be working closely with the civil society and young entrepreneurs to find ways of helping ordinary Kenyans and others on the continent to improve their livelihood.

Already, one of the groups in the country, Slums Information Development and Resource Centres, has benefited from Bono’s initiative by winning an award worth $100,000 (Sh7.5 million) for its work in improving the lives of the youth. On Wednesday, the group, which also manages the popular radio station, Ghetto FM, hosted one of the world’s greatest personalities, who visited them to get acquainted with their work.

Bono urged young Kenyan entrepreneurs to take the initiative in developing the country. He said he would continue advocating debt cancellation for Africa. He said his efforts had so far been a success, leading to the cancellation of loans worth $70 billion (Sh5.25 trillion).

“The money was used by various governments in keeping more than 35 million children in Africa in schools and that is what I want to see happening more,” he said. Due to his advocacy in debt cancellation, Bono has become one of the world’s best-known poor man’s advocates.

He has been referred to as “the face of fusion philanthropy” for his success in enlisting powerful personalities in government institutions, the media, religious institutions, philanthropic organisations and the business world in coming to the aid of poor countries. In the debt cancellation campaign, Bono teamed up with Africa’s leading figures, among them former South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, forcing developed countries to review their stand on aid and debt.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:39 AM   #12
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here's a new picture!!:

Christy Turlington Burns, Bono, and Bobby Shriver listen to Dr. Patricia, a senior medical officer at Tema Hospital, talk about how Ghana is confronting the challenge of HIV/AIDS and the programs their clinic has in place to support vulnerable groups including mothers and children.
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and here's a picture of Bono at the Pan African Media Conference today in Nairobi:
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Bono in Africa March 2010

Since hopefully we'll be getting a lot more photos soon, thought we might have a thread for these. New photos thanks to my friends









Maybe someone can post the newer ones from the Misc. thread here too.
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Oh yay! without watermarks coming up in a minute. Thanks onekea!
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