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The African Policy of President Obama
Delegation to Rwanda and other concerns Developing Story: AFRICOM Team to Assess Situation in the DRC!!! New Concerns About Nigeria The Visit by the SECSTATE The Sudan Hearings What to Do With Somalia? How It Ends!! Two Amendments that were Suprising Reason For Optimism Two other Problem Spots Some Other News That You Might Be Interested In..... A Nigerian Trial in New York New Legislation and the Return of an Old Argument A Briefing in Farmville and A Call for Washington The More Things Change........ General Ward Visits Africa The Paradox Known as Zimbabwe Saving Captain Phillips Next Stop For APS: Cameroon Restoration of Badly Needed Funds Restoration of Badly Needed Funds US Air Force: No Plans for No Fly Zone over Darfur Yet.......... A New Undersecretary of State for Africa is nominated. Operation Objective Voice Another Movement Organizes in the United States Enter the Boxer Rising Tensions and Hopes for Peace A Good Day in Danville,Virginia Report: AFRICOM helped plan Operation Lightning Thunder An Envoy is Needed in Darfur Right Away The First Strategies of the Administration The African Policy of President Obama A Policy Reccomendation that Makes Sense Darfur and Piracy Report: US Special Envoy to Sudan Asked for Military Force A New Policy For the Horn? Outgoing and Incoming Epidemic = Endgame? Updating Somali Disappearance Story Problems Beyond Somalia and Zimbabwe Africa Partnership Station 09 Report: Somalis Missing from Minneapolis MARFORAF is Now Formed Ospreys Over Africa What will President Obama Do for Africa? Breaking News: Secretary Frazier Goes to Kinshasa !!! US Envoy: More Peacekeepers for Darfur by the End of The YEAR!!! Concern over Women Should Extend Further than the DRC Why is the US Silent Regarding the DRC? The US and Malawi The US Relationship With Malawi AFRICOM No Missions in Somalia but Trains Cameroonian and EG Soldiers New African Advocacy Group Launches in USA What will McCain and Obama do for Africa? General Nkunda Angers Washington What Will McCain and Obama do for Africa? A New Strategy towards Angola? Of Pirates and Despots that Washington has to deal with..... The State Department Religious Freedom Report 08 Developing Story: US to Increase Aid to Somaliland West Africa: Forgotten Front in the War on Drugs? A "Crucial Window of Opportunity" Somali Protests at the Republican National Committee Why Passing H Res 765 is an excellent Idea What is the Status of IVAW? IVAW Where is the Congress on This? Feds End Refugee Program Due to Fraud How Much will the DOD and STATE Spend in Africa the Next Fiscal Year? Small Arms in Africa Breaking News: US to Extend TPS to Sudan!!!!!!!! Senator Durbin Speaks Up in Support of Press Freedom!!! We Abstain US Increases Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Tyrants v Rule of Law Active Month for the US at the UN Zim Campaign begins with a new threat against the US Ambassador Why H Res. 1227 is a Great Idea Another Secession Movement Approaches Washington Other Areas that the US should be concerned about US Aims to stop Chinese Arms from reaching Zimbabwe... Finally! Hypocrisy over Child Soldiers? Americans Held in Zimbabwe and Presidential Runoff Created Congo Lobby Day in Washington State Department Report on Human Rights has been released Islamists on the March in Somalia? Kenyans Angry with Hillary Clinton A Tale of Two Peaces MEND asks for US Mediation: Should the Administration do it? Will Somaliland Independence Bill Get Any Support on Capitol Hill? President Bush: Africa Has been a Priority New African Legislation being Discussed in Washington Child Soldiers being used by US Allies???? President Bush to ignore Key Allies in African Trip Terrorists Moving Around West Africa At will? US and Europe Criticized over Zimbabwe Again..... This is not a recording US to recgonize Somaliland??? US Military Trains Ugandans in Somalia and in Uganda !!!!!! Election Results leave Kenya in Turmoil!!!! Has Congress Dropped the Ball for Africa Also??? New Era in US-Nigerian Relations?? Gambia: Is this a Crisis Under the Radar?? Rally for Southern Cameroon in New York A New Turn in US-Zimbabwe Relations? Drug War going to West Africa? Is Ethiopia Jamming the VOA? Africa, The US and Iran: Could a US Strike provoke a War? Darfur: Can the US Save the UN Mission? US to support Nigerian Efforts in the Delta Rally for HR 2003 in Oklahoma!!! Central Africa Ethiopia & Eritrea Tensions could this become a US Proxy War? Assault on the Zimbabwean Church? AFRICOM what is its real Mission? Contact the Eagle Article Page Contact Me Archives

January 24,2009
 
Now that Former US Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton has been confirmed as the Secretary of State One must ask what the Main Policy Goals of this Administration will be.
 
There are a series of Crises that continue unabated and yet potential for the United States to make a Positive Contribution.
 
The Confused Eagle will now go down the list.

During the Confirmations hearings held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Secretary Clinton stated that the Obama Administration had the following goals for its Africa Policy:
 
1.) Preventing Al-Qaida from setting up Safe Havens in the Failed States of the Horn of Africa
 
2.) Helping African States to conserve their abundant natural resources and to reap their benefits
 
3.) Stopping the Current Wave of Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
4.) Ending Autocracy in Zimbabwe
 
And Last but not Least Ending the Human Suffering in Darfur.
 
All in all these are noble and laudable goals and objectives.

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The New Administration Has Laudable Goals in Africa. But will they be able to succeed?

It should be noted that some of these Policies are in fact carrying over from the Bush Administration. Currently the US Navy has stepped up its efforts to Combat Piracy that is currently occuring in the Gulf of Aden.
 
But when it comes to Somalia will this Administration follow the Failed Policy of trying to Restore a Functioning Central Government or will it support an Independent Somaliland?
 
Secretary Clinton stated that this Administration will follow the lead of the Bush Administration and Continue in the Effort to Combat HIV,Malaria and TB in Africa.
 
Even though Zimbabwe is in the Midst of a Cholera Epidemic, Hyperinflation, Poor Governance and an increasingly restless status of the Security Forces, The US will continue to send much need Food and Medical Assistance.
 
The Situation in the DRC is still in Flux. It is still too early to determine how the Arrest of General Nkunda in Rwanda earlier this week will change the Status Quo in the Eastern Part of the Country. And the Offensive against the LRA continues to Muddle along.
 
Darfur will probably prove to be interesting. The Sudanese Air Force has launched several Air Raids against the Rebels. JEM the main resisitance movement has launched a offensive as well. What happens if the Administration decides to follow up with the Williamson Memo? and Kordofan is on the verge of conflict as well.
 
The Secretary did not mention the residual conflicts from Darfur that are ongoing. But the Rebel Faction in Eastern Chad have formed an Alliance and Peace Talks continue to Progress in the Central African Republic.
 
What of West Africa? Drug and Human Trafficking are prevelant in the Region and Piracy is a Problem in the Gulf of Guinea as well.
 

Let us Hope that these efforts are successful.

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