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Secretary of State under the Bush administration, Condoleeza Rice, Desmond Tutu and the finance minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Bono has also had realizations about how useful the Internet can be for transparency.
Hence the "unusual" people he has on the board of ONE, including the former.S.
F.ounders tech conference in Dublin.The singer, who dropped by the.ounders conference on Friday in between working on songs for U2's next album, said he'd had other, similarly tough realizations: that there are "enormously useful people on the left and right.Right now in Africa we spend time with groups in civil society, with groups who are using technology to inform themselves better on what governments are doing and holding them to account."."It kills more kids than AIDs, TB and malaria.There's a lot of smart people with smart ideas."We see it as startup money, investment in new countries."It's affecting everyone from the Tea Party to Occupy he said, adding that his organization and others like it needed "an ethical online activist army pressing buttons at the right time.But alongside that has been a lifelong lesson in campaigning - the activist for poverty reduction in Africa spoke frankly on Friday about how his views about philanthropy had now stretched to include an appreciation for capitalism.ONE, a campaigning group that fights poverty and disease in Africa, said it had been "a humbling thing for me" to realize the importance of capitalism and entrepreneurialism in philanthropy, particularly as someone who "got into this as a righteous anger activist with all the."Our single idea is that normally these issues we fret about, which are seen as left-wing subject matter, we figure, 'Why divide our audience in half?' So we work with left and right."."He's a tech innovator.".Bono at the.ounders Conference in Dublin on Friday (Photo by Conor McCabe).Bono has learned much about music over more than three decades with.The Irish singer and co-founder.

A humbling thing was to learn the role of commerce.".
"The strongest and loudest voice with moral punch on the continent at the moment is a nerd Bono said, pointing to the tech company founders in the audience, many of whom were programmers.
(Disclosure: Bono is a managing partner of Elevation Partners, a investment firm that owns a stake in Forbes Media.) As part of his work on the board of ONE, Bono has lobbied American congressmen, presidents and other leaders from developed nations.