Sunday, July 03, 2005

Microsoft tycoon Gates appears at London Live 8 to back Africa plan - Yahoo! News

Microsoft tycoon Gates appears at London Live 8 to back Africa plan - Yahoo! News: "US software billionaire Bill Gates made a surprise appearance at the London leg of the Live 8 concerts, throwing his full support behind a campaign for rich nations to end poverty in Africa.
Introduced to a crowd of some 200,000 by Live 8 mastermind Bob Geldof, the Microsoft founder won huge cheers when he rallied behind work by British Prime Minister Tony Blair on debt, aid and trade in the impoverished continent.
'I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act,' said a soberly-dressed Gates, looking somewhat out of place on a stage kitted out with instruments and lighting for some of the world's greatest artists such as Madonna and U2."
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