Over the past 20 years, the name “Bono” has become synonymous with charity and social action. Whether it’s campaigning for third-world debt relief or helping to raise awareness about the Aids epidemic, Bono is never afraid to roll up his sleeves and get involved.
In a recent interview at the Pan African Media Conference, Bono explained how he first got involved in Africa. He says:
“My work with Africa started in Dublin in the seventies with the anti-apartheid movement…And then in the eighties we got even more deeply involved when we made a record called, “I Ain’t Gonna Play Sun City.” And we were all campaigning — it was very ‘right on’. That’s where we got to meet my current boss, as I call him, Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela, who really then re-entered my life with the call to debt forgiveness.”
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If you wanna know more about what Bono is up to in Africa, check out the video below. There’s about 20 minutes of interview awesomeness. Enjoy!