Bono Asks, “Why Isn’t Africa on the Convention agendas?”

Bono’s back, ready to attend both the Democratic and the Republican conventions, asking why in the world the Africa crisis is not listed as a subject for discussion at either one.

Here’s his Boston Globe editorial.

I hope he knows better than to carry any copies of the new album with him if he DOES go the conventions…

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at

  • Bryan Zug

    Funny — your link is to my hometown paper — the San Bernardino County Sun — and it also quotes a friend of mine, Barry taylor, who used to be a rhodie for AC/DC — not kidding

  • amcorrea

    Congrats, Jeffrey!

    (Yes, I’m still alive… Feel free to come visit!

  • Matt

    In a way, it’s likely that the President will address Africa. He’s already dealt with funding for AIDS in previous SOTU addresses. This time around, he’ll likely comment on the Sudan genocide (the genocide that the UN isn’t stopping). Likewise, rooting out terrorists and Islamic radicals in Algeria, Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Libya, etc etc. will go a long way in stablizing the region, making it possible to do the humanitarian work that Bono rightly struggles to achieve.