Skip to comments.Dancing Clinton eyes fresh start with S.Africa
Posted on 08/08/2009 9:22:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
CAPE TOWN (AFP) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Saturday for a broad alliance with South Africa as she basked in a warm welcome from everyone from President Jacob Zuma down to street children as she visited Africa's wealthiest nation.
A visibly upbeat Clinton shook her hips to the sounds of a street brass choir in the slums of Cape Town, where she was swarmed by women and children at a housing project she had visited more than a decade ago as first lady.
Clinton is emphasising public diplomacy during her 11-day, seven-nation tour of Africa, hoping to showcase the commitment of President Barack Obama's administration to the continent.
But the top US diplomat is also seeking to build political alliances and met with Zuma, South Africa's new president, in the eastern coastal town of Durban on Saturday to solidify ties with Africa's largest economy.
"We have the same goals for a peaceful, progressive, prosperous continent," said Clinton after the 45-minute meeting, calling for a greater role for South Africa on global challenges including climate change.
Clinton's visit could help mend the uneasy relations that existed between the two countries under predecessors Thabo Mbeki and George W. Bush over such issues as Zimbabwe's political crisis, the fight against AIDS and the US invasion of Iraq.
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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, seen dancing with a local South African choir on the outskirts of Cape Town, has called for a broad alliance with South Africa as she basked in a warm welcome from everyone from President Jacob Zuma down to street children as she visited Africa's wealthiest nation. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
Did the earth reamble when she “shook her hips?”
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and South African President Jacob Zuma,
seen here in Durban, have pledged to cement closer ties between Pretoria and Washington.
“Damn, ole girl got back!”
sweet fancy Moses!
Former South African president, Nelson Mandela sits beside US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a meeting in Johannesburg. Clinton was looking Saturday to solidify ties with South Africa in a meeting with new President Jacob Zuma, seen as a US ally on Zimbabwe and fighting AIDS. (AFP/Pool/Denis Farrell)
Did she scare the men off with her dancing, or did she "help" them ten years ago the same way libs "helped" poor black people in the projects here?
Hillary teaches the natives a few steps of the “circumcision dance” as practiced in the manly-female dominated US State Department.
I’ve got friends (white) who have relatives in S. Africa and have visited there. They said there are lots of places in S. Africa where you simply don’t go without a gun and lots of place where you simply don’t go if you’re white.
If nobody there knew who Hillary was, she coldn’t go there without an armed escort.
Who are the “racists” now?
Clinton wants greater ties with Communists, what a surprise. SA is going down the tubes anyway, in a few years they won’t be the continents largest economy, and in a few more they’ll be just as much the basket case Zimbabwe is.
The murder rate has tripled since Apartheid ended.
The country is falling apart just like Zimbabwe already has.
But progress is progress!
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