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  Topics: International Relations: President Barack Obama - 2013 June 26 - July 3 Visit to Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

President Barack Obama visited Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania June 26 - July 3, 2013.

He was accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha. Also on the trip were Marian Robinson (mother of Michelle Obama) and Pres. Obama's niece, Leslie.

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President Barack Obama - 2013 Visit to Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

 

U.S. Government Web Sites

White House - Africa Trip 2013 - http://www.whitehouse.gov/africa-trip-2013

White House - videos, photographs

Transcript of White House Conference Call Press Briefing http://southafrica.usembassy.gov/press_20130621b.html

U.S. Strategy Towards Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/africa_strategy_2.pdf

U.S. Embassy. Dakar. Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lewis Lukens http://photos.state.gov/libraries/senegal/323264/pdf/sp-en_2013-06-20.pdf

U.S. Embassy. Dakar. YouTube video of Senegalese residents commenting on Obama's visit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JG_5qFuUgM

U.S. Trade Representative on Obama's Trip to Africa http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2013/06/20130626277660.html?CP.rss=true#ixzz2XMHBWajq

http://southafrica.usembassy.gov/statement-by-the-press-secretary-on-the-president-travel-to-africa.html

http://southafrica.usembassy.gov/press-releases-latest/media-credentials-for-president-obamas-town-hall-event.html

Voice of America - http://www.voanews.com/

Voice of America - http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-kicks-off-africa-tour-in-senegal/1689646.html

Obama Announces Young African Leaders Fellowship Initiative. By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. | 29 June 2013 http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2013/06/20130629277870.html#axzz2Xk4pcqff

Young African Leaders Initiative - http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/

Briefing by Obama, South Africa President Zuma, 29 June 2013 http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2013/06/20130629277872.html#ixzz2Xk4vAUTu 

 

VOICE OF AMERICA

2013 June 30 Business Ties at Forefront of Obama Visit to Tanzania by Gabe Joselow

2013 June 30 US-China Competition Plays Out in Tanzania

2013 July 1 Analysts See Opening for US to Challenge China in Africa by Natalie Liu

2013 July 2 US First Ladies Promote Investment in Women in Tanzania http://www.voanews.com/content/us-first-ladies-promote-investment-in-women-in-tanzania-/1693362.html 

2013 July 2 Obama Ends Africa Trip, Voices Confidence in Future

 

 

U.S. Media

Africa.com - Obama in Africa - http://www.africa.com/blog/category/obama-in-africa/

CNN - Obama - Africa - Visit - 2013 June 27

CNN - "Obama begins visit to strategic Tanzania" - 2013 July 1

Pambazuka News - "Contextualizing Obama's visit to Africa", By Horace G. Campbell, 2013-06-27, Issue 636

Pambazuka News - "Beyond the big stick, cheque book and gunboats. An open memo to President Obama on his visit to Africa", By Theogene Rudasingwa. 2013-06-27, Issue 636

Huffington Post - Barak Obama Africa

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/michelle-obama-senegal-first-lady_n_3509142.html?utm_hp_ref=tw; Video: Obama Lands In Senegal As Africa Trip Begins By JULIE PACE 06/26/13 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/obama-senegal-africa_n_3505578.html

New York Times (full text articles available to subscribers; some universities subscribe)

2013 June 27 "Obama Looks to History and Future in Senegal" By Michael D. Shear

2013 June 27 "Rare Visit Underscores Tangles in Obama's Ties to Africa" By Michael D. Shear, Nicholas Kulish, Lydia Polgreen. A4, A12. Includes a video showing a small protest group, comments by Senegalese.

2013 June 27 "In Mandela, Obama Found a Beacon Who Inspired From Afar" By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

2013 June 28 "Senegal Cheers Its President for Standing Up to Obama on Same-Sex Marriage" By ADAM NOSSITER

2013 June 29 "Visit by Obama Is Overshadowed by Mandela Vigil" By DECLAN WALSH and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

2013 June 29 "Mandela and Obama" By Bill Keller, former Executive Editor, New York Times. "As chief of The Times bureau in Johannesburg from April 1992 until May 1995, he covered the end of white rule in South Africa."

2013 June 30 "Obama Visits Prison Cell That Helped Shape Modern South Africa" By Michael D. Shear

New York Times South Africa Visit Slide Show "Obama Honors and Invokes Mandela's Legacy"

2013 June 30 "Violent Episodes Grow in Tanzania, an African Haven"  By NICHOLAS KULISH

2013 June 30 Power Africa. Fact Sheet

2013 July 1 "Obama Calls for New Partnership With Africa" By NICHOLAS KULISH and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

"A Warm Welcome for Obama in Tanzania" New York Times Slide show

2013 July 1 "In Tanzania, Obama Calls for a Partnership With Africa to Aid Its Economy" By NICHOLAS KULISH and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

2013 July 1 "For Many in Africa, Lack of Electricity Is Barrier to Growth" By NICHOLAS KULISH.

2013 July 2 - "Obama Appears With Bush at Site of Tanzania Terror Blast" By Michael D. Shear

2013 July 2 - "Trip Treats Africa as Land of Promise, Troubles Aside" By Michael D. Shear

2013 July 15 - "Powering Africa" New York Times Editorial

 


Commentary - from Africa

SENEGAL

Agence de Presse Senegalaise - http://www.aps.sn/articles.php?id_article=115220

AllAfrica - articles on Obama Visit to June 28

AllAfrica - "Obama Arrives in Senegal" 2013-June-26. http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00025208.html

AllAfrica - "Africa: Obama's Africa Trip - Forging Better Partnerships" BY ALEX VINES, 24 JUNE 2013 http://allafrica.com/stories/201306242534.html?aa_source=sptlgt-grid?aa_source=sptlgt-grid

Le Soleil. (Dakar) Special. Visite du President Obama - http://www.calameo.com/read/000275347bf4dd6c02c58

Le Quotidien (Dakar) - http://www.lequotidien.sn/

Nettali (Dakar) - http://www.nettali.net/

Rewmi (Dakar) - http://www.rewmi.com/Pour-la-securite-de-leur-President-les-services-secrets-americains-arrivent-par-groupe-de-20-au-Senegal_a79334.html?com#comments

Sud Quotidien (Dakar) - http://www.sudonline.sn/

 

SOUTH AFRICA

AllAfrica - "Africa: Obama in Africa At the Right Time - Zuma" 29 JUNE 2013

AllAfrica - "Africa: Obama Says U.S. Not Threatened By Chinese Interest in Africa" 2013 June 29

Cape Times - Obama tribute to Mandela July 1 2013

Muslim Lawyers Association (South Africa) - Issued an Obama Docket. http://www.mlajhb.com/

Mail and Guardian (South Africa) - http://mg.co.za/tag/barack-obama

Mail and Guardian (South Africa) "Obama's scramble for Africa: US 'stability' has ripped Africa apart". 28 June 2013 By NICK TURSE. http://mg.co.za/article/2013-06-27-us-stability-has-ripped-africa-apart and map showing U.S. Military Presence in Africa

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory - Visit by Obama

Uiversity of Cape Town - Obama visit: Price highlights crucial role of universities 1 July 2013

University of Cape Town - Cold snap no contest for Obama 1 July 2013

University of Cape Town - Youth can change Africa's destiny, Obama tells UCT 1 July 2013

University of Johannesburg - Barack Obama visits Soweto Campus of University of Johannesburg South Africa - includes video of the Town Hall Meeting. See more at: http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Pages/Barack-Obama-visits-Soweto-Campus-of-University-of-Johannesburg-South-Africa.aspx#sthash.wa4w2bck.dpuf

 

TANZANIA

Open University to award Obama BY MICHAEL HAONGA, 28 June 2013 http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=56547

IPP Media - Karibu Tanzania, President Obama!, 1 July 2013

IPP Media - Obama is our sacred guest, let us welcome him with honour, and peace, 30 June 2013

IPP Media - Dar gives Obama rousing welcome BY GADIOSA LAMTEY 2nd July 2013

IPP Media - Obama launches Power Africa initiative BY GIZA MDOE 2nd July 2013

HabariLeo - In Swahili. http://www.habarileo.co.tz/

Mtanzania (Dar es Salaam) - In Swahili. Published by New Habari Ltd.

 

Overseas Media - Outside Africa

BBC - "Obama backs 'new model' for Africa in Tanzania speech" 2013 July 1

BBC - "Obama 'humbled' to visit Mandela's Robben Island jail" 2013 June 30

BBC - "Obama in South Africa: Anti-US protests amid visit" - video

BBC - "Obama Flies to South Africa"2013 June 28

BBC "South Africans protest over Barack Obama visit" 2013 June 28. Video report.

BBC - "Obama urges gay rights in Africa during trip to Senegal" 27 June 2013

BBC - "Obama in Africa: Too little too late?" 2013 June 26. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23070006

Le Monde - "A Dakar, Barack Obama salue le modele democratique senegalais" 28.06.2013 a 13h00 Mis a jour le 28.06.2013 a 13h59. Par Philippe Bernard

Le Monde -"A Dakar, choc des cultures entre Barack Obama et Macky Sall sur l'homosexualite" Le Monde.fr | 27.06.2013 a 19h32 Mis a jour le 28.06.2013 a 11h30. Par Philippe Bernard http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2013/06/27/a-dakar-choc-des-cultures-entre-barack-obama-et-macky-sall-sur-l-homosexualite_3438210_3212.html

 


Commentary
- Other

Northwestern University. Blog on President Obama's Africa Visit - includes reports from three Northwestern University Library staff members, Badu Diakhate, reporting on Senegal; Esmeralda Kale reporting from South Africa; and Erik Ponder reporting from Tanzania.

Twitter - #ObamaTakh - by Senegalese citizens. #ObamaTakh means BecauseOfObama
#ObamainAfrica

Brookings Institution - "Obama's Africa Trip: Differing Views between Americans and Africans" By Julius Agbor. June 25, 2013

[Bush] George W. Bush Institute - African First Ladies Summit, July 2-3, 2013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania " - Program, video

Center for Chinese Studies (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) "Obama 'playing catch up,' as Africa looks to China" By Ross Anthony, Special to CNN June 26, 2013. http://www.ccs.org.za/?p=7750

Center for Global Development
"Seeing Africa as Business Partner, Not Charity: Todd Moss and Scott Morris on Obama's Trip to Africa", 6/25/13

Center for Strategic and International Studies - CSIS Press Briefing: President Obama's Upcoming Trip to Africa - Transcript, audio, video, related articles by Jennifer G. Cooke, Richard Downie, Janet Fleischman

Human Rights Watch - Africa: Obama Visit Should Stress Media Freedoms Protecting Activists, Independent Groups Also Key to Rights Gains. June 25, 2013 - http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/06/25/africa-obama-visit-should-stress-media-freedoms

Human Rights Watch - Senegal: Obama Backs Hissene Habre Court. June 27, 2013 - http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/06/27/senegal-obama-backs-hissene-habre-court

Politico - Washington Post changes story about Obama Africa trip June 14, 2013

Politico - President Obama's Trip to Africa. Photo Gallery

Politico - Obama George W. Bush Together in At the wreath-laying for those killed in the Dar es Salaam bombing.

 




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