U2’s Bono turns blogger

Singer sends up dates from international summit

Bono is writing a daily blog from the Millennium Development Goals summit in New York for The Financial Times.

So far, the U2 singer has written about why he thinks Europe needs Africa, as well as why aid should be seen as “a leg-up, not a hand-out”.

He also revealed details of a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

He said: “Sarko is a real physical presence in a room. He might even be taller than me…animated, funny one minute; annoyed the next.”

The Millennium Development Goals are set out by 189 United Nations member states. The eight separate goals aim improve international development by 2015.

Writing on the blog, Bono said that he wants to meet with US Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama in the near future.