DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush stood side-by-side in Tanzania on Tuesday to commemorate the victims of the al Qaeda bombing of the U.S. Embassy 15 years ago – an attack that foreshadowed the United States’ present military build-up in Africa.
The two men bowed their heads in silence at a memorial stone in the new embassy compound in Dar es Salaam to the 10 Tanzanians killed and 85 Americans and Tanzanians wounded in the bombing on August 7, 1998.
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – President Barack Obama tried on Monday to reassure European allies affronted by reports of U.S. spying, but suggested all the world’s intelligence services were involved in finding out the thinking of opponents and allies alike.
The EU has demanded that the United States explain a report in a German magazine that Washington is spying on the bloc, saying that, if true, such surveillance was shocking.
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is seeking to build a new economic partnership with Africa as he visits Tanzania on Monday at the end of a tour of the fast-growing continent where Washington faces competition from China.
Obama’s trip to Dar es Salaam occurs three months after a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who came shortly after taking office. Many Africans see the U.S. leader’s three-nation tour of Africa as an attempt to play catch-up.
Obama and Bush to meet in Tanzania – White House
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.