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Bono upset his charity treated African workers ‘worse than dogs’

IRISH tax-avoider and private equity firm founder Paul Hewson, also known as Bono, has been forced to apologise after one of his charities was alleged to have treated its African workers “worse than dogs.”

The One Campaign, which is based in the United States and has offices in Britain and elsewhere, is threatened with legal action by former employees who say they were bullied by a senior manager for almost four years.

Multimillionaire Mr Hewson told Britain’s Mail on Sunday: “I hate bullying, can’t stand it.

“The poorest people in the poorest places being bullied by their circumstance is the reason we set up One.”

One woman alleged she was demoted for refusing to have sex with a Tanzanian MP after her manager had made “sexist and suggestive comments” to him.

The organisation said it had filed a serious incident report to Britain’s Charity Commission earlier this month.

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