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Sep 30th, 2013
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By Fejiro Oliver Until we totally change the way we elect our leaders, until we remove private money from public campaigns, lying will be the de-facto method of governance in this country-.Peter Schuyler Dear President Jonathan, – I’m not supposed to ask how you are the way I asked my grandpare...
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Sep 30th, 2013
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   The day Barack Obama stood on that podium in 2009 accepting the 44th Presidential nomination of the United States of America, how many Africans within the international community that day would have thought that George. W. Bush would have achieved more for Africa rather than Africa’s own son? Bara...
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Jul 29th, 2013
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Power, power, power… When President Obama recently visited Africa, he announced a “Power Africa” initiative.  In his Cape Town University speech, he proclaimed,  “I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture.  We’ve been dealing with health. Now we’re going...
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Jul 3rd, 2013
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By Adriane Kriesch/Im, D&W analysis Obama’s one week trip to Africa is now over. Africans’ initial enthusiasm for him has evaporated and some even believe his commitment to the continent is less intense than his predecessors. Traditional dancers welcomed the U.S. president on his arri...
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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...
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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...