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Obama to unveil new Africa strategy
AFP ^ | June 13, 2012 | Stephen Collinson

Posted on 06/13/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama will release a comprehensive new US Africa strategy Thursday, seeking to boost trade, strengthen peace and security and bolster democratic institutions.

The blueprint will notably seek to encourage the "stunning" potential of economic growth to lift millions out of poverty in a continent more often associated with famine, poverty and strife, a senior US official told AFP.

The plan will be unveiled nearly three years after Obama, the son of a Kenyan father, laid out his priorities for the often crisis-scarred continent in Ghana, on the sole trip of his presidency so far to sub-Saharan Africa.

Obama directed staff to sketch a new strategy in a four-month process to focus on the multiple challenges of the continent, which include famine, drought and instability, but also to exploit emerging growth potential.

"This strategy commits the United States to be proactive in the face of the numerous challenges and opportunities that we have identified," the senior official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The White House will target four main areas of focus: strengthening democratic institutions, encouraging economic growth, trade and investment and prioritizing peace and security as well as promoting development.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201206; 20120614; africa; blueprint; foreignaid; ghana

1 posted on 06/13/2012 8:19:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many Billions is this going to cost us?

Big plan for African economic growth, America, not so much!


2 posted on 06/13/2012 8:23:55 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let him return to the land of his birth 00 I am sure all good things will follow him, as he said would happen here.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 8:26:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Loyal Sedition

Africa Over America

Obama’s new slogan.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 8:27:21 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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A map of the Sahel region showing where Al Qaeda operates (AFP/Graphic)

A map of the Sahel region showing where Al Qaeda operates (AFP/Graphic)

5 posted on 06/13/2012 8:31:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

6 posted on 06/13/2012 8:31:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 8:32:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Loyal Sedition
As Churchill said, “Nature abhors a vacuum.”

And right now the vacuum in Africa is being filled by Red China and Al Qaeda.

Neither of them are our fir ends.

8 posted on 06/13/2012 8:36:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So Obumo wants to go bigtime and bail out a continent.
Who can say he didn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

If Obumo devises a plan to get money to Africa, you can bet 90% will be classically laundered for his benefit,
and,
His half-brother will still be living in a Stinking Hut!!!


9 posted on 06/13/2012 8:37:15 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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In fact, not only are they not our “fir ends”, they are not our friends either.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 8:38:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, he’s going to lock up the Zimbabwean vote for sure now. Genius.


11 posted on 06/13/2012 8:41:44 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The best Africa policy is to ignore it. Africa is a contenent made up of mostly backward despotic states. They really don’t have a whole lot to offer the rest of the world except South Africa’s diamonds. Aside from that just about the whole of the continent is a place for the civilized world to waste it’s citizens tax dollars. The problems in Africa are of their own making, we should politely disengage and let them sort out their problems themselves.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 8:56:45 PM PDT by DCBurgess58 (In a Capitalist society, men exploit other men. In a Communist society it's exactly the opposite.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

Trillions. As a Senator, he had a bill for almost a trillion in African aid. Aka, donations to our enemies.


13 posted on 06/13/2012 8:58:10 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More than likely Obama wants to lock up a couple billion in stash money somewhere in Africa to have a “bolt hole” that he can take off to just in case the heat gets too hot in America.

Buy himself his own country?

King of Obamalalaland?


14 posted on 06/13/2012 9:03:42 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Islamoprogressivenists need not reply.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Plundering the golden goose...that has always been the goal with BO. We peons will get to keep our “fair share” of the world’s riches - regardless if some of us work and many of us do not. And of course the real goal is for zero to look like a hero to the world for stealing from us.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 9:09:20 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is a lot more going on than the US public is being let in on. There is talk going on of NG units being told they will be heading there in the. Ext year...


16 posted on 06/13/2012 9:09:32 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe we’ll get lucky and he’ll get run over by a running Rino...;)


17 posted on 06/13/2012 9:11:24 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Summary: We’re going to keep spreadin’ your wealth to the black folks back in Africa. You freaking racists. You better re-elect me or you’re racist. Shut up, I’m taking more of your money and pissing it away over in Africa and you can’t do jack sh1t about it.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 9:19:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tzar

Even then the ban on DDT may have to be lifted.
And a cure for AIDS found.
Tribalism related killing eradicated.
Lethal superstition greatly reduced.
Etc.

Africa has a lot of built in resistance to being improved.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 9:24:50 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Loyal Sedition
>"How many Billions is this going to cost us?"

Billions are for his Dim0Cracker friends, and Wookie getaways.

He be goin fur Trillions!

21 posted on 06/13/2012 9:42:35 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: DCBurgess58

Africa is one of the world’s great untapped sources of natural resources, and right now China is the one gaining all the influence there. It’s Chinese constructions companies, Chinese firms, Chinese military advisers, Chinese arms, Chinese investment money. If we don’t act to counter them, most of east sub-Saharan Africa will eventually fall solidly in the Chinese sphere of influence.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 10:20:41 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama is defecting to Kenya where he is a legend in his own mind. He can probably get a gig at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi.
23 posted on 06/13/2012 10:22:15 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama to unveil new Africa strategy

He's going to bring all of Sub-Saharan Africa over here and turn the empty continent over to the Chinese who will then be better able to manage and develop it.
24 posted on 06/13/2012 10:34:04 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: BenLurkin
That guy sitting on the brach is an expert on "fir ends." We should ask him about China and AQ.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 10:57:57 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: JerseyanExile

Exactly correct.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 11:08:18 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How about;

Resign and return.

27 posted on 06/14/2012 1:36:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Boogieman

And they’ll cast ballots in Chicago.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 2:15:04 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

seeking to boost trade, strengthen peace and security and bolster democratic institutions.

Setting up shop for the new kenyan king? These are code words like most in his rants to the American people, remember “middleclass” “shovel ready” “green”? More of our tax payer money lost. Boost trade?????? what trade? Strengthen peace and security? Im concerened over that(barf) The criminal code is in use once more to swindle tax payer money abroad before we boot his a## out the door


29 posted on 06/14/2012 3:27:59 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The plan will be unveiled nearly three years after Obama, the son of a Kenyan father, laid out his priorities for the often crisis-scarred continent in Ghana, on the sole trip of his presidency so far to sub-Saharan Africa.

Of course, since he had to think about this for three years, he will need another four years to implement the plan.

30 posted on 06/14/2012 6:15:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There can be no strategy without a complicit Congress. If the Senate and Congress were to approve such an irresponsible track, they should all be replaced at the very first opportunity.

We have NO business giving money we're borrowing to third world despots.

31 posted on 06/14/2012 6:51:10 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought his Africa strategy was to make the US more like Africa.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 8:04:05 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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