In addition to his artistic career, Somali-Canadian poet-singer-songwriter K'naan has engaged in social activism. In 2011, he became a co-spokesman with U2 frontman Bono to raise awareness of the 2011 Eastern Africa drought. Also teaming up with close associate Sol Guy, K'naan performed various concerts for the cause. K'naan has also been active in promoting the Canadian Bill C-393 to help increase medical assistance to countries in Africa, for which he teamed up with James Orbinski, a Canadian humanitarian physician and co-founder of Dignitas International.
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