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Barack Obama is bafflingly
late to the Africa party

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/6/2014 7:42:12 AM

Barack Obama is having a big "jawl" at the White House for 45 African heads of state this week, as well as hosting three-day summit designed to kick-start a more fruitful relationship between American and African businesses, but questions are already being asked whether this unprecedented get-together will create more than a lot of Washington DC traffic jams. It might seem churlish to criticise any effort to create a "win-win relationship for Africa, where US technology and finance helps release the latent potential of a continent which is home to six of the world´s fastest-growing economies. But if it´s such

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/6/2014 8:05:56 AM     (No. 9954944)

He´s been too busy transforming a good portion of North America into a second Dark Continent / Banana Republic to bother with the original until now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 8/6/2014 9:37:46 AM     (No. 9955075)

It appears the news is out on ´The Hawaiian´ in Africa. I wonder if African Americans will ever see the destruction he has wrought in their Communities.

I´m embarrassed for my race, even though he claims only half of it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 8/6/2014 10:52:13 AM     (No. 9955202)

Well, it takes quite a while to snort a pound of coke.

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