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Bush Administration AIDS Policies ‘Overshadowing’ Obama’s Tour Of Sub-Saharan Africa, Washington Post Reports

The Washington Post examines how a focus on policies implemented under President George W. Bush — specifically PEPFAR — are “overshadowing” President Obama’s current three-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa, writing, “Obama has been widely applauded for distinguishing himself from Bush’s policies, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan,” but “across this continent,…

Humanitarian Agencies Appeal For $80M In Aid For CAR As Country Faces Heavy Rains

“Sickness and death rates in the anarchic Central African Republic (CAR), which are already triple the emergency threshold, are likely to soar with the arrival of the rains, nine humanitarian agencies said on Friday, appealing for $80 million in aid,” Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. “Despite widespread hunger and the rebels’…

Partnerships Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Citing President Obama’s trip to Africa, including a visit to South Africa, Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, writes in a CNN opinion piece, “[A]s President Obama makes this historic trip to Africa, we are at a…

Blogs Discuss U.S. Efforts To Improve Food Security, Nutrition In Africa

The U.S. government recently published several blog posts related to food security and nutrition, highlighting President Obama’s trip to Africa. The following is a summary of those posts. Linda Etim, USAID’s IMPACTblog: Etim, deputy assistant administrator for Africa, highlights Obama’s trip to Africa and USAID’s work on the continent, writing…

President Obama Highlights U.S., Private Sector Funding For Food Security Efforts In Senegal

“President Barack Obama highlighted U.S. and private-sector financial commitments for food security efforts at a summit [on Friday] in Senegal as he wrapped up the first stop of a three-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa,” Bloomberg Businessweek reports. According to announcements made on Friday, “[t]he U.S. will increase by $47 million…

President Obama Arrives In Africa To Kick Off 3-Country Visit

“President Barack Obama opened a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president’s lack of personal engagement during his first term,” the Associated Press reports, noting “Air Force One touched down in the Senegalese capital of…

Nigerian Millionaire Donates $1M To International Polio Eradication Program

“Sir Emeka Offor, a wealthy Nigerian oil baron, has donated $1 million to PolioPlus, an international polio eradication program promoted by Rotary International, Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper has reported,” according to Forbes. “Offor, who is the founder and executive vice chairman of Chrome Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in oil…

Advocacy Groups Urge Obama To Prioritize Development During Trip To Africa This Week

“Starting Wednesday, [President] Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania on what will be his second trip to the [African] continent as president,” Inter Press Service reports, noting “[h]is advisers say he hopes to focus on increasing trade, investments and other economic opportunities.” However, “[a]dvocacy groups [in Washington] are…