Bono, U2 frontman and relentless African AIDS activist, says he’ll offer a job to the father of the Malawian child that Madonna adopted in October, the U.K.’s Sun reports. Yohane Banda will have an opportunity to work for Edun, an ethical clothing label that Bono’s wife Ali Hewson helps to run. “We’re trying to get jobs to Africa,” Bono said. “Then people will be able to keep their children.”
By coming to Madonna’s aid, Bono may have relieved some stress from the delicate situation surrounding the diva’s adoption of David Banda, a 14-month-old Malawian child. Since departing Africa with little David — who lost his mother and three siblings to AIDS — and returning to the U.K., Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have been faced with legal battles to keep the child.
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