BONO: The corruption argument is, of course, real. But it's often just an excuse for inaction. And we just got to -- in the light of the size of the tragedy that the AIDS pandemic brings. I think it's 7,000 people a day. How about that -- 7,000 people a day dying of a preventable, treatable disease? We need to stop prevaricating. All these initiatives, the president's millennium challenge account, which is $10 billion over three years, that is predicated on there being -- on government's tackling corruption and there being good governance and clear and transparent process in place.
This is smart of the president. And this is the kind of thing that we have to have in Africa. Of course, we've got to deal with corruption. But it isn't corruption, finally, that's killing 7,000 people a day. It's a disease called HIV/AIDS.
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