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Jul 2nd, 2013
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By Jim Kouri While President Barack Obama and his family are touring southern Africa, on Monday Somalia’s government issued an ultimatum that demands Kenyan security forces posted in the port city of Kismayo, as part of an African Union force, be removed. The Kenyan counterterrorism units, who invade...
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Jul 1st, 2013
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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to the government and people of Somalia as you celebrate your 53rd Independence Day this July 1. Somalia has seen incredible progress in the past year, and the United ...
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Jun 29th, 2013
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By Bongani Dumisani -IndepthAfrica Us President Barack Obama was met Saturday with tunes, cheers and giggling from adolescent South Africans at a school in Soweto. When he went into the room, the swarm sang tunes from the battle against apartheid, politically-sanctioned racial segregation and blast i...
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Jun 29th, 2013
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U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to ailing former South African leader Nelson Mandela today as an inspiration to himself and to the world. Speaking in Pretoria as part of his week-long visit to Africa, Mr Obama said: ‘My thoughts and those of Americans and people all around the world ar...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 26th, 2013
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In what was another historic moment, the First family today embarked upon an eight-day trip to Africa aimed at reviving U.S. engagement with the continent, although that will be overshadowed by the uncertain health of South Africa hero Nelson Mandela Obama’s trip, his second to the continent as...
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Jun 24th, 2013
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This week my regular Monday commentary is presented in the form of a “flash drama” on Obama (a sub-genre of theatrical play sometimes described as a “ten minute one-act play”). The scene is a barbershop somewhere in Africa. Two young African college friends are talking soccer as they await their turn...
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In Angola
Jun 21st, 2013
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AFRICANS have been used to visitors with big entourages and exotic baggage, at least since European explorers first traipsed through their savannahs at the head of long trains of porters laden with trunks full of florid crockery, even libraries. But when Barack Obama sets foot in Africa on June 26th ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 23rd, 2013
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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are planning a three-nation tour to Africa, 26 June to 3 July. The visit is one that has long been anticipated by Africans, but has it come too late to generate the kind of enormous buzz that might have happened had this trip happened several year...
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Apr 21st, 2013
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By Richard Falk   The dominant reactions to the horrific bombings on April 15th, the day of the running of the Boston Marathon, as well as the celebration of Patriots Day, have been so far: compassion for the victims, a maximal resolve to track down the perpetrators, a pundit’s notebook that gen...
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Mar 22nd, 2013
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  Daniel Estrin Israel is putting its best face forward for President Obama, and what better face to put forward for America’s first black president than Israel’s first black beauty queen? The newly crowned Miss Israel is an Ethiopian Jewish immigrant to Israel. She is joining Obama Thursday for...