The Irish singer and composer Bob Geldof held in 1985 a huge concert to help Africa, Live Aid. Today, he is trying to hold Live 8, a number of concerts that will take place simultaneously on July 2, 2005 in London, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Philadelphia for Africa and fight against AIDS.
A year ago, when I suggested Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to establish a Commission for Africa, I expected in secret a political success, open up a public debate about the greatest problem of our time. The success or failure of our efforts greatly would depend upon the will and capacity of the African governments to rule effectively and tackle corruption.
The debate about this matter had extraordinary proportions and went on during the G-7 meeting. The national discussion allowed to define (...)