Bob Geldof Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Published: 2005-07-08
Musician-activist Bob Geldof has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless work to help the poorer nations of the world. The nomination was for next years Nobel Peace Prize as the deadline for the 2005 award passed on February 1. This is the second time Geldof has been nominated with the other time being in 1986 for his work with Live Aid and the charity rock group Band Aid, which featured a who's who of the U.K. music scene in the mid 80's.

Although mainly known for his charitable work, Geldof was a member of the Boomtown Rats and appeared in the Pink Floyd movie The Wall. Geldof was recently in Edinburgh urging G8 leaders to increase aid and offer debt relief to the poorer nations in Africa. His recent Live 8 concerts were watched by almost 2 billion people across the globe.

The G8 meetings in Scotland were recently disrupted yesterday when London was rocked by multiple terrorist bombings. British Prime Minister Tony Blair headed to London to assess the situation while the other leaders stayed to continue their discussions on climate change, Africa and the world economy.

"We decided we would carry on with the agenda because we were simply not going to show that the terrorists can win in any way, shape or form," said Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Writer: Trent McMartin



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