Bono blasts Harper at G8 summit

One of the world's biggest rock stars tore a strip off Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday and accused him of blocking a meaningful deal on African aid at the G8 summit.

The leaders of the world's eight wealthiest democracies have pledged US$60 billion in aid to the world's poorest continent, but much of it consists of promises they've already made previously.

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Posted by: Posted by Dale Penn - Jun 9, 2007 - 6:25 AM PDT
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by Dale Penn - Oct. 1, 2008

Basic reporting. The prodding by Bono at the G8 and the Canadian PM's response looks like typical activism reporting. Comes off as a he said/she said - yet an important story underneath if this is truly a change in Canadian direction at the hands of this PM.

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