Bono is to take centre stage at Britain's Labour Party political conference today (29SEP04), where he will call for the government to take action on international issues like Aids, debt and fair trade.

The U2 singer has been a long-time campaigner on the need to fight Aids in Africa and recently spoke at both the Republican and Democrat party conventions in the US.

He has also been instrumental in the DROP THE DEBT campaign - which wiped out millions of dollars of international debt owed by Third World governments. His address to the UK government is expected to take in both of these issues.

The annual Labour Party conference has been attended by a string of high-profile guests in recent years, including Nelson Mandela, former US president Bill Clinton and Afghanistan president HAMID KARZAI.

29/09/2004 14:48