Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bono brings down the house in Mali!

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Bono, the co-founder of ONE and front man for rock band U2, recently took the stage at the Malian Festival in the Desert in Timbuktu - not to be confused with the Festival on the Niger to be held in Segou next month (here is my take on last year's festival!).  Bet everyone who cancelled their tickets for security reasons is kicking themselves in the can right now. 

I do hope that the north of Mali, and the whole country by association, will find peace from the recent and continuing acts of terror by known and unknown groups in the Maghreb.  Mali deserves better than AQIM.

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Another post from the web on Bono's visit and a PCV's blog post about meeting him and Jeffrey Sachs at her site which is one of many Millenium Villages

Did anyone go to the festival?  How was it??

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