Stars raise debt profile

March 30, 2007

Celebrity pop stars such as Bob Geldof and U2's Bono are being increasingly accepted as world authorities on complex causes such as debt relief in Africa and accorded the respect of international statesmen, according to new research.

A report by John Street of the University of East Anglia finds that, as a result, they can have a significant influence over the economic and political relationships between the developed and developing world.

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