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New African Legislation being Discussed in Washington

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There are three Bills that are currently being considered in Washington. One Deals with Fighting HIV/AIDS the second deals with the situation in Kenya and the third is so far under the Radar just wait until you read about it............

First of all lets tackle something that i usually don't write about. That is the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Current estimates place 80% of the World's Cases of HIV/AIDS in the Third World. Sub-Saharan Africa has borne the brunt of this Epidemic.

In his FY 09 Budget Proposal sent to Congress President Bush asked for $30 Billion over the Next Five Years for Pepfar (President's Emergency Funds for AIDS Relief.) The Advocacy Group Physicians for Human Rights states that a more Adequate funding request to fight this Horrible Disease is $ 96 Billion.

There is an Alternative Bill currently making its way around the Hill. This Bill was to add an additional $ 20 Billion to raise the total to $ 50 Billion. Action on this bill is expected anytime now.

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African Issues are Once again in the Forefront in Washington, D.C.

The Second Piece of Legislation deals with Kenya. It is believed that over a 1,000 people have perished in the Ruthlessly Planned and Orchestrated Violence that occurred after the Dec. 27th Presidential Elections.

During the week of Feb. 2 both the US House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings over this seemingly rapidly unfolding crisis. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) has even introduced a Bill that will not only issue a travel ban on both the Senior Leaders of both the Government and the Main Opposition but would also curtail all Assistance from the United States to Food and Medicine.

It should be noted that the Vice-President of Kenya traveled to Washington to Personally Plead with Senator Feingold not to have the sanctions take effect. There are reports that the US Embassy in Nairobi has sent letters to 10 people telling them that they cannot travel to the United States as a Result of the Violence in Kenya.

Lastly lets go off the Radar and discuss Somaliland. This area of Somalia is probably the only part of the Country that actually has a working Government. And this part of the Country has launched a charm offensive for the World to let it take its place among the Nations of the World.

Currently there is some angst in Washington over how to deal with this Autonomous "State". The Pentagon in Particular the Horn of Africa Combined Joint Task Force and the CIA want to establish some contacts with Somaliland. Meanwhile the State Department wants to wait until the African Union deems for the region to be an Independent Country.

There was some movement on Capitol Hill regarding this issue. There is a group call the Somaliland Peace and Reconstruction Institute. It is based in Los Angeles and has drafted a bill seeking an Independent Somaliland. At this time there is no specific Information on the bill other than the fact it was sent to the Hill in Late January.

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