U2 singer receives peace honour

Bono is awarded for helping to tackle African poverty

U2 singer Bono has been awarded with the ‘Man of Peace’ prize by the Nobel peace laureates for helping to tackle African debt, poverty and disease.

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, who hosted the event, handed the frontman the Peace Summit Award in the presence of five Nobel winners.

“This is a very big award for me, because let’s be honest this is as close as I am going to get, as close as a rock star is ever going to get to the Nobel Peace Prize,” Bono said.

“I am an over-awarded, over-rewarded rock star. You are the people who do the real work.”

Last year’s recipients included Hollywood actors George Clooney and Don Cheadle, reports AFP.