CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Sunday the United States would help propel Africa along a path of prosperity and peace, and urged the continent to follow the example of Nelson Mandela.
In South Africa on the second leg of a three-nation Africa trip, the U.S. leader and his family visited the bleak former prison of Robben Island to pay tribute to ex-inmate and former president Mandela, now critically ill in hospital.
CAPE TOWN, June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
visits a bleak former prison island off the coast of South
Africa on Sunday to pay tribute to ailing anti-apartheid hero
Nelson Mandela and set the stage for a speech urging Africans to
strive for prosperity and democracy.
Obama is due to cite the legacy of Mandela, who was
imprisoned on Robben Island for 18 of the 27 years he spent in
jail before becoming the first black president of South Africa,
in a speech at the University of Cape Town later in the day.
PRETORIA (Reuters) – The United States does not feel threatened by the growth of trade and investment in Africa by China and other emerging powers, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday.
Suggestions that he has allowed China to steal a march over the United States in doing business with Africa have dogged Obama’s three-nation swing through the continent, but he said the increased Chinese engagement was beneficial for all.
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PRETORIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday urged the House of Representatives to follow the lead of the Senate and pass a bill by August to reform the U.S. immigration system.
Speaking during a press conference in South Africa, Obama said there was more than enough time for lawmakers to finish work on the issue before their summer recess.
PRETORIA (Reuters) – The United States does not feel threatened by the growth of trade and investment in Africa by China and other emerging powers, President Barack Obama said on Saturday.
“I don’t feel threatened by it. I feel it’s a good thing,” Obama told a news conference during a visit to South Africa.