may not be a politician, but his concern for the people of Africa
has driven him to become involved in politics. His concern has
prompted U.S President Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair,
and many others to make a difference. Bill and Melinda
Gates have been a driving force behind DATA, Bono's organization
that focuses on the debt, AIDS, and trade issues of Africa.
most important contribution through politics has been his impact
on the 2005 G8 (Group of 8) Summit. In the days leading up to
the summit , President Bush spoke with Bono about the issues
concerning Africa. Bush promised to increase aid to Africa and
kept his promise. Overall the G8 meeting was a success; aid
to Africa among these nations doubled from $25 billion to $50
billion. Bono also presented a petition supporting the Jubilee
2000 organization for continuation at the summit meeting as
well. The Jubilee 2000 organization's goal is to end poverty
and injustice in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
participation in the 2005 World Economic Forum in Switzerland
also helped to globally publicize his dedication to his cause.
Bono, along with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Former US
President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and several other powerful
world figures. Bono's ability to inspire others is particularly
important when it comes to politics. His unrelenting dedication
has made a difference not solely in the economic realm, but
also in politics.
has transformed the economic and political landscape of many
parts of Africa. His appeal to many world leaders has kicked
off the reversal of debt in many third world and developing
countries. Bono has frequently collaborated with Bill and Melinda
Gates in particular to create a brighter economic and political
future for the Africa.