Bono and Geldof: France and others fail to deliver Africa aid
G-8 nations called on to fulfill pledges to fight poverty and AIDS.
The Irish rock stars, along with Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, tennis star-turned-singer Yannick Noah, and aid workers presented a new report that found the Group of Eight, have collectively donated a fraction of the total $22 billion in extra funds pledged.
"What this big, long, exact, cold, and brutal analysis shows us is that halfway to this historic date of 2010 – halfway – these wealthy countries... have delivered 14 percent. How tragic is that?" Mr. Geldof told reporters in Paris. "What a failure for all of us."