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Bob Geldof backs African agriculture

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A general view of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, 30 January  2014.
A general view of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, 30 January 2014. Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

There have been many champions of Africa. But one Irishman stands out for his activism, especially his efforts against poverty. The singer-songwriter Bob Geldof is probably best known for Band Aid which raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia in 30 years ago. Now Geldof is supporting an initiative pushing African governments to spend 10 per cent of their budgets on agriculture. At present only eight African countries hit this target.

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