Rock star Bono could be World Bank president

The latest rumour on the World Bank job has U2 rock star Bono lined up for the role. US Treasury Secretary John Snow described him this week as a kind of "rock star of the development world".

Speaking last Sunday (6 March) Snow would not rule out the idea of Irish singer Bono, an activist on debt relief and AIDS, making the short list of potential candidates to lead the World Bank even though an American is expected to get the job.

"He's somebody I admire. He does a lot of good in this world of

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