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Clinton: No US Military Intervention for Syria

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is weighing in on NATO and the uprisings in Syria and Libya as she tours Africa. Secretary Clinton Saturday said Syria is engaging in “horrific, revolting” attacks against its people to repress the uprising there. But in a television interview, Clinton said the U.S. was not planning to intervene […]

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Clinton: Africa Must Fight Corruption to Expand Trade

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is voicing concern about China’s aid and investment practices in Africa. During a visit to Zambia Friday, Clinton said China’s foreign assistance to Africa is not always consistent with generally accepted international norms of transparency and good governance. She said the United States does not regard China’s growing involvement […]

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Clinton: Africa Must Fight Corruption to Expand Trade

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting Zambia Friday, is urging African leaders to fight corruption if they hope to benefit from U.S. trade preferences. Speaking to business and civic leaders in Lusaka , Clinton said the White House is committed to expanding U.S. trade with Africa. She said African nations must create a supportive […]

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White House Defends Obama Meeting with Gabon President

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has defended President Barack Obama’s decision to meet Gabon’s president despite corruption accusations leveled against him. Mr. Obama meets with Gabon President Ali Bongo at the White House Thursday, after welcoming Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the invitation to Mr. Bongo was appropriate because Gabon […]

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Clinton Travels to Middle East, Africa

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set off on a four-nation trip where she will take part in talks on Libya as well as an African economic conference. On Thursday, Clinton will be in the United Arab Emirates for a meeting of the 22-nation Libya Contact Group. Participants are expected to discuss how to […]

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Report Calls for Africa to Embrace Emerging Economies

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A new U.N.-backed report says African countries should develop closer ties with emerging economies in order to boost sustainable growth. The report released Monday says Africa is becoming more integrated into the global economy, and that a more diverse set of trading partners can help the continent. The report says emerging economies such as China, […]

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Obama to Host Africa’s Bongo, Jonathan Next Week

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to meet with two African leaders next week, while his wife and daughters prepare to travel to the continent later this month. The White House announced Saturday that Mr. Obama will meet newly sworn-in Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday. The statement said the two leaders will discuss the […]

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Michelle Obama to Travel to Africa

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has announced that first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa and Botswana for an official visit later this month. The wife of U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Africa on June 21 for a five-day visit focusing on youth leadership, education, health and wellness. Mrs. Obama will visit Johannesburg […]

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