• Bono meets with the Secretary of Defense to talk poverty

    by  • March 31, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U2 lead singer and activist Bono visited the Pentagon to discuss Africa and the fight against global poverty with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, representatives of the two men said on Wednesday.

    Among the topics at the 20-minute meeting on Tuesday afternoon were U.S. plans to set up a new U.S. military command for Africa, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said.

    “I think this was a chance for two people who care about the problems facing the continent of Africa to talk about their shared interest in solving those problems,” Morrell said of the meeting that was not publicized in advance.


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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


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