Bono has praised the way Africa is fighting to beat the Malaria epidemic and battle its way out of poverty. Up to 500 million people contract and one million are killed each year by the disease, which is spread by infected mosquitoes. But, speaking during a 10-day tour of the continent, the Irish rocker was heartened by a Tanzanian family company using new technology to make nets that repel mosquitoes. He says, "It's about as exciting a reason to get out of bed in the morning as I have ever heard. That is changing the world. "There are two things coming together here for me that are giant ideas. One is the end of malaria is within sight, and the second thing you're seeing is Africa responding to China in the apparel sector. "You're seeing the beginning of a fight-back against Chinese domination in the apparel sector and funny enough as a result of scaling up to fight malaria that this has become possible."