THE AFRICAN KING?

The U2 frontman treks round the continent as part of his campaign for more effective spending on development...

U2 singer BONO has arrived in AFRICA as part of his campaign for more effective spending on development.

The star, along with US Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill arrived in Ghana on Monday night (May 20) as part of a ten-day, four-country tour of the continent.

Other countries they are set to visit are South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia. In each they will hope to focus world attention on the needs of the region.

Explaining his reasons for going out on the trip, Bono told Reuters: “I believe a fundamental human right is the ability to start again, to break free from the sins of the father. If people are brave and bold enough to begin a new relationship with the south there will be popular support.”

On his return, U2 will head back to the studio to work on new songs.