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Live 8 for the G8 – report from Barrie, Ontario

The Live 8 concerts are over, and the world may never be the same — in a good way. Sir Bob Geldof, responsible for 1985’s Live Aid extravaganza, also spearheaded July 2, 2005’s, Live 8 event. It is hoped the G8 nations meeting in Scotland will agree to cancel the national debt of the many poverty-stricken countries in Africa and increase the continent’s financial and medical assistance. Microsoft’s Bill Gates appeared at Live 8 in London to lend his support and share his hope for better healthcare and a brighter tomorrow for everyone. Nelson Mandela appeared in Johannesburg, South Africa, to echo similar feelings of hope and insight.