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Obama unveils new Africa strategy
AFP ^ | June 14, 2012 | Stephen Collinson

Posted on 06/14/2012 9:37:30 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

US President Barack Obama released a sweeping new Africa strategy Thursday, declaring a continent torn by poverty, corruption and discord could be the world's next big economic success story.

The new US blueprint seeks to boost trade, strengthen peace, security and good governance and bolster democratic institutions, and is designed to help Africa's increasingly youthful population lead its development.

"As we look toward the future, it is clear that Africa is more important than ever to the security and prosperity of the international community, and to the United States in particular," Obama said.

The plan was unveiled nearly three years after Obama, whose father was Kenyan, 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.

It comes as Washington, tooling a foreign policy towards trade and development, also views Africa's intractable conflicts with concern, including in areas ripe for extremists to exploit, including in Somalia and even Mali.

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1 posted on 06/14/2012 9:37:35 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

***The new US blueprint seeks to boost trade, strengthen peace, security and good governance***

Yep - I knew ‘good governance’ had to be in there somewhere...can’t have peace and prosperity without it!


2 posted on 06/14/2012 9:42:46 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Umm...Africa?
Our country is going off a cliff because of zero and the dems (sprinkle in a bunch of RINO's as well) and Africa is of concern?

His "black vote" must truly be in the crapper if he's advocating for the homeland.

3 posted on 06/14/2012 9:44:21 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

58th state???


4 posted on 06/14/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Foot in the door for his escape????? Wonder if Moochelle can survive on a decidedly smaller grift.
5 posted on 06/14/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"declaring a continent torn by poverty, corruption and discord could be the world's next big economic success story."

North America???

6 posted on 06/14/2012 9:49:45 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All the radical Muslims and Communists in Africa can’t raise the place from the dead, not even, or especially not with, Obama as their plastic messiah. Maybe Russia and China can move in, and try their hands at recolonizing it. First they would have to get rid of all the Obamaesque despots.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 9:53:02 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All the radical Muslims and Communists in Africa can’t raise the place from the dead, not even, or especially not with, Obama as their plastic messiah. Maybe Russia and China can move in, and try their hands at recolonizing it. First they would have to get rid of all the Obamaesque despots.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 9:53:19 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

He could start by sending some of his own money to own family.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama friend of Moogabbi besides he’s gotta fix up his house before he moves back in fresh dirt on the floors and all


10 posted on 06/14/2012 9:57:36 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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Richard Pryor’s Strategy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udomqgvsHB4


11 posted on 06/14/2012 10:00:00 AM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps he can go “home” and be the King of Africa.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's not a new strategy. It is the same old "do anything BUT help the US economy".

FUBOFU

13 posted on 06/14/2012 10:04:51 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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14 posted on 06/14/2012 10:08:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Michael Barnes

Africa is light years away from being civil as the modern world knows it. Heaps of aid has been thrown at parts of that Nation without much sign of improvement in living conditions...they are a nation under dictators or welfare...few have had the opportunity to raise them selves up nor do they seem to want to. As in Afghanistan etc. these are lands ruled for eons by tribes, a culture that only understand rule by Kings or dictators...a thankless battle to improve themselves has gone unanswered...a few rise but the main stay satisfied where they are. A culture as solid as granite....leave Africa to Africans.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 10:13:02 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d like to believe this but Africa is stuck in Fuedalism and clans.

Not happening in my lifetime.

Stoopit too.

Africa is older than well, just about anywhere and they should be as advanced as the rest of the world but they are stuck way, way, way in the past and show no signs of organizing into anything important or relevant to modernity.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 10:13:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How much is this going to cost us so that Obama can use it to get the black vote?


17 posted on 06/14/2012 10:30:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like ‘go back’?


18 posted on 06/14/2012 11:02:34 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It comes as Washington, tooling a foreign policy towards trade and development, also views Africa's intractable conflicts with concern, including in areas ripe for extremists to exploit, including in Somalia and even Mali. a desperate obama grasps at anything to help him get re-elected.

There, fixed it.
19 posted on 06/14/2012 12:24:51 PM PDT by domeika
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” a desperate obama grasps at anything to help him get re-elected.”

In other news, in hopes of consolidating support from the Big Foot interest groups and clubs, Obama promises to establish Big Foot Forest Reserves in all 57 states...


20 posted on 06/14/2012 12:35:45 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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In other news, in hopes of consolidating support from the Big Foot interest groups and clubs, Obama promises to establish Big Foot Forest Reserves in all 57 states...

That means a lot more vacation spots for the first wookie to be sure.
21 posted on 06/14/2012 1:23:21 PM PDT by domeika
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