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Bono praises crusading Germany

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Bono praises crusading Germany
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11:13 CET+01:00
Achtung Berlin: Bono from the Irish rock band U2 says he is a "fan" of Germany and the country's financial support for aid programmes in the developing world.

Bono said he is a huge fan of Germany while on a visit to Berlin on Tuesday, the Canadian Press (CP) reported.

The lead singer of rock band U2 was in Germany's capital meeting with lawmakers about fighting poverty and disease in developing nations. According to the CP, Bono came to Berlin to tell government officials that their financial support is helping the cause.

"They should know that their cooperation has had some success," he told CP, adding that he's seen real results from organizations like Debt AIDS Trade Africa.

He said debt relief laws passed by former chancellor Gerhard Schröder's government have already helped millions of African children get an education, which is why he'd like to see the German government continue working with the UN to cut poverty in half by 2015, CP reports.

"That's why I'm a fan of Germany and why I want to come back," he said.

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