Thursday 23 October 2014

Geldof's first time in public since death of daughter

Published 09/05/2014 | 02:30

Singer Bob Geldof attends a media launch of the Africa Progress Report 2014 in London yesterday. It was his first public appearance since the death of his daughter Peaches.
Singer Bob Geldof attends a media launch of the Africa Progress Report 2014 in London yesterday. It was his first public appearance since the death of his daughter Peaches.
Singer Bob Geldof attends a media launch of the Africa Progress Report 2014 in London yesterday. It was his first public appearance since the death of his daughter Peaches.

BRAVE Bob Geldof has returned to his humanitarian work, making his first public appearance since the tragic death of his daughter Peaches last month.

The 62-year-old attended the launch of the Africa Progress Report 2014 in London yesterday.

Still grappling to comprehend the 25-year-old's death, he listened to an address delivered by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on the subject of inequality in Africa.

Renowned anti-poverty campaigner Geldof was part of a panel of 10 high-profile personalities who contributed to a report by the Africa Progress Panel, chaired by Mr Annan. It advocates "sustainable development'' as a key pathway to progress.

Graca Machel, the widow of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, also contributed to the document.

Irish Independent

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