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  • Obama toasts failed African socialist (as a role model)

    07/01/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nation’s low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nation’s economy in ruins.“[Y]ou might say an American child is my child. We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,” Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying “my neighbor’s child is my child.”“In this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and we’ll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,” Obama continued. “The core values that he proclaimed for Tanzania also describe what both our...
  • Obama’s Secret Service Entourage in Africa Cost Taxpayers Over $2M (Total cost $60M to $100M)

    05/30/2014 3:03:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) – The cost for the lodging, entertainment, and security by the Secret Service for the June 2013 Africa trip by President Barack Obama and his family cost $2,189,727, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. In addition, the flights costs to, around, and from Africa for that trip cost $8,104,224, and the total cost of the trip has been estimated by numerous media reports as somewhere between $60 million and $100 million. “The Obamas clearly either do not understand the value of a dollar – or understand it all...
  • White House defends high bills for Africa trip

    06/17/2013 8:28:29 AM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/15/13 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is under fire for the price of the first family’s upcoming weeklong trip to Africa, which could cost taxpayers as much as $100 million at a time of federal budget cuts and furloughs. The Obamas’ trip will take them to Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa from June 26 to July 3. The excursion will involve military cargo planes airlifting 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines, and three trucks to carry bulletproof glass panels to cover the windows where the family is set to stay. One estimate of the cost has pegged the bill to U.S. taxpayers at somewhere...
  • Michelle Obama Listed Daughters Malia and Sasha as “Senior Staffers” for $432,142 African Trip

    10/04/2011 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 102 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/4/11 | Jim Hoft
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stands with Karen Dudley, right, at her restaurant “The Kitchen” as she makes an unscheduled stop for lunch in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Also pictured, left to right, daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, niece Leslie Robinson, nephew Avery Robinson. (AP/Charles Dharapak, Pool) Washington Whispers reported on the African trip. First lady Michelle Obama’s family trip to South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing the Cost to Taxpayers for Michelle Obama’s Family Trip

    10/04/2011 11:35:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 4, 2011
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing the Cost to Taxpayers for Michelle Obama’s Family Trip to Africa Charges for the Aircraft and Crew Alone Amount to $424,142 Washington, DC -- October 4, 2011 Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained mission expense records and passenger manifests from the United States Air Force related to the June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to an August 19, 2011, Freedom of Information Act...
  • Ex-U.S. President Bill Clinton urges Africans to team up for economic growth

    09/23/2002 8:14:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 389+ views
    Associated Press | September 23, 2002
    ACCRA, Ghana, Sep 23, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Monday urged Africans to team up to fight poverty, saying boundary-less cooperation means boundless economic potential. "Through cooperation and collaborative efforts, termites have been able to pull down strong edifices," Clinton said. "Bees have been able to build houses for humans to tap heir honey from." Clinton, who is in Africa to promote efforts to fight AIDS and encourage economic development, was speaking to an assemblage of government ministers, traditional rulers and academics at the launch of Ghana President John Kufuor's Foundation for...
  • A Day In The Life Of President Bush (with photos) ~~ 2-23-08

    02/23/2008 4:25:47 PM PST · by STARWISE · 119 replies · 569+ views
    Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island PHOTO OF THE DAY President George W. Bush embraces a student Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, during an education roundtable at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia. QUOTE(s) OF THE DAY President's Radio Address ~ February 23, 2008 Critical excerpt: Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell recently explained that the vast majority of the communications infrastructure we rely on in the United States is owned and operated by the private sector. Because of the failure to provide liability protection, he says private companies who have "willingly helped us in the past, are now...
  • The African Connection:Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 8:44:51 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 72 replies · 2,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/25/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. [snip] But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to bribing him.
  • The African Connection: Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Monitor · 63 replies · 1,790+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 25th, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. Jefferson is anxious to overturn the ruling of federal Judge Hogan of the Washington, DC federal District Court, who allowed the raid. One can only surmise that the seized documents contain material even more embarrassing than the discovery of $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer. But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to...
  • Jefferson Probe Includes Other Suspected Schemes

    05/28/2006 2:16:26 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 61 replies · 2,167+ views
    WP ^ | May 28, 2006 | Allan Lengel
    The FBI is focusing on at least eight different suspected bribery schemes as part of its corruption probe of Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), according to a federal affidavit and sources familiar with the investigation. A key part of the FBI probe has centered around Jefferson's dealings with a Louisville high-tech company, iGate Inc., that was marketing broadband technology for the Internet and cable television in Africa. But an affidavit used in last weekend's controversial search of Jefferson's Capitol Hill office stated that authorities are looking at "at least seven other" bribery schemes in which Jefferson "sought things of value...
  • Zimbabwe -- Mbeki a dishonest broker: analysts

    07/17/2003 4:51:38 AM PDT · by Clive · 2 replies · 183+ views
    Financial Gazette (Zim) ^ | July 17, 2003 | Brian Mangwende, Chief Reporter
    SOUTH African President Thabo Mbeki this week came in for flak as a dishonest broker, with political commentators accusing him of having a guarded motive in his handling of the country?s worsening economic and political crisis. They decried the fact that American President George W Bush whose high profile visit to Africa last week "signified nothing" had been swayed by Mbeki's arguments and subsequently bought into the South African leader?s scheme. Eliphas Mukonowe-shuro, a political analyst and adviser to opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) president Morgan Tsvangirai, said Mbeki was very much aware of the gravity of Zimbabwe's problems....
  • Africa trip may mark transition (GWB as leader of the free world)

    07/15/2003 4:01:50 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 144+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | 7-15-03
    Two and one half years into George Bush's presidency, his trip to the Middle East last month to try and push the Palestinians and Israelis along the road to peace was his first real foray outside the United States in the role of a world statesman. And the Africa tour which he finished up on Saturday was another tour in which he was more of an ambassador than a politician. President Bush has a well-known dislike for travel. Before being elected president he had rarely been outside the United States, except to neighbouring Mexico, despite his family's wealth. Since becoming...
  • Bush discovers Africa

    07/15/2003 11:03:20 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 159+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, July 16, 2003 | by Armstrong Williams
    President Bush's current five-nation tour of Africa seems an appropriate occasion to laud him for doing more to benefit black people than any other leader in our history, including the so-called, "first black president," Bill Clinton. During the Clinton administration, AIDS tore through the sub-Saharan continent, infecting an estimated 35 percent of the adults. Only a fraction had access to life-extending drugs. The rest had to simply wait and die. Despite the ballooning toll in human life and suffering in Africa, the U.S. budget for total nonmilitary aid, including the funding of AIDS prevention and literacy programs, health care, etc.-...
  • Niger upset by uranium slur

    07/16/2003 1:20:54 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 20 replies · 145+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/14/03 | BBC
    Niger upset by uranium slur In Niger, there is continuing anger and dismay at suggestions that it would consider selling uranium to Iraq. Last week local newspapers were full of criticism of President George W Bush during his whistle-stop tour of Africa when allegations of contact with Iraq again became headline news. Calls were made in Niger for President Bush to visit in person to apologise for raising the uranium issue during his State of the Union address last year. The private weekly Le Democrate posed that very question in a headline: Should Niger make the US apologise? Some radicals...
  • The Evangelical President: America's commander in chief answers to a higher Power

    07/14/2003 9:05:25 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 14 replies · 303+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 07/15/03 | BRENDAN MINITER
    <p>President Bush has just returned from a tour of sub-Saharan Africa, where he condemned slavery (calling it a sin), indicated a willingness to intervene in Liberia's civil war and promised more money to combat AIDS--this on top of his earlier $15 billion pledge to fight a disease that threatens to decimate the continent's population.</p>
  • Secret deal paves way for Mugabe exit this year

    07/14/2003 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 4 replies · 183+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 07/15/03 | Basildon Peta
    Robert Mugabe will relinquish his leadership of Zimbabwe's ruling party by December, paving the way for his exit as President and new elections by June 2004, the South African President Thabo Mbeki has told George Bush. The Independent has established that Mr Bush has pledged a reconstruction package for Zimbabwe worth up to $10bn (Ł6.2bn) over an unspecified timeframe, if a new leader takes over.The deal was discussed by the two leaders during a private meeting in Pretoria last week.Important differences remain: Washington is anxious to make the money conditional on the emergence of a new leader chosen by the...
  • Union of despots

    07/14/2003 7:42:21 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 14, 2003 | (leader page)
    The appointment of Robert Mugabe to a senior post in the African Union may look like a snub to President Bush; in reality, though, it is a snub to the wretched people of Zimbabwe. The AU seems set to go the way of its predecessor, the Organisation for African Unity, in becoming a haven for crooks and tyrants. This is partly because, in common with other international bureaucracies, it is not answerable to anyone, leaving its members free to arrange things in their own interest. Which is precisely the problem with many of its member states. Governments that do not...
  • Let's Stand With Bush's America (African perspective)

    07/13/2003 9:44:04 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 12 replies · 164+ views
    http://allafrica.com/ ^ | July 11, 2003
    IF a question were put to many a Ugandan as to what four countries one would love to live in, it would not be far-fetched to get an answer saying: (a) USA. (b) USA. (c) USA. (d) USA. Such a reply would only confirm the zeal with which lots of people all over the world desire to share in the so-called American dream. As US President George. W. Bush, a.k.a. Baby Bush, visits Uganda today only ostriches are not excited. When world citizens - young and old - crave for things American, from Colas to dollars, some call it cultural...
  • Slavery apology-seekers need to look beyond Bush

    07/13/2003 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 20 replies · 232+ views
    sunspot ^ | 07/12/03 | Gregory Kane
    Originally published Jul 12, 2003 Gregory Kane -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AS PRESIDENT Bush winds up his five-nation tour of Africa, perhaps it's time to revisit that annoying question of whether he should have apologized for slavery. The president started off his tour in Senegal, where he visited the slave castle on Goree Island. Several newscasts quoted Bush when he called slavery a "sin," but added that he didn't issue a blanket apology for slavery. That apology has been a demand of some African-Americans for the past several years. Should Bush have apologized?
  • Zimbabwe -- Liars, cheats and diplomacy

    07/13/2003 1:59:59 PM PDT · by Clive · 3 replies · 135+ views
    Zimbabwe Standard ^ | overthetop By Brian Latham
    That all politicians are lying, venal hypocrites is probably true, but the leader of a confused southern African nation surely takes the biscuit. Last week he rose on his hind legs and told the strangest of lies about his troubled central African neighbour. More remarkable still, he told these particular lies to the entire world. This dissipated leader said, with a straight face, that talks between the ruining Zany Party and the More Drink Coming Party were underway. He said this while standing next to the leader of the free world, liberator of oil producing nations and all-round good guy,...