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What Will President Obama Do For Africa?
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

November 5,2008
Senator Barack Obama won the Presidency of the United States Last Night.
Beginning Tomorrow Both He and Vice-President Elect Joe Biden will receive Daily Intelligence Briefings from the CIA.
What are some of the Things that could Happen?

Currently there are Several Areas of Crisis that the United States has an Interest in.
The Situation in this Country is a Tragedy in the Making. A Poorly Performing Economy with a High Rate of HIV/AIDS and a Ruling Party that will do anything to remain in power makes for a Great Novel.
The Independent Media has been Muzzled. The Political Opposition and the Judiciary have been facing Intimidation unchecked for years at the Hands of the Ruling Party and Security Forces. But the Election of Obama changes everything.
In the Past President Mugabe has Accused the US and Other Western Countries of Racism in Dealings with Zimbabwe. The Election of Barack Obama Makes this a MOOT POINT.
Democratic Republic of the Congo:
In Recent Weeks the Long Simmering Tensions in the Eastern Part of this Country has boiled over into Conflict. While He was in the Senate President Elect Obama was one of the Main Sponsors of S. 2125 The Democratic Republic of Congo Relief, Security and Democratic Promotion Act. This was signed into Law by President Bush in 2006. How will President Obama react to the Next Congolese Crisis?
This is the Problem that does not seem to Go Away. What Impact will an Obama Administration have on this Crisis? Who will He appoint as a Special Envoy to the Region? Will the US Finally Provide Assistance to the UN Mission There? We will Find out after Jan. 2009


Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States.

Another Area of Concern The Horn of Africa:
There are Several Areas that are Flashpoints or could evolve into one.
The Situation in Somalia does not show any sign of Improvement anytime soon. Ethiopia has stated that if there is a Peace Deal reached in Somalia then it will withdraw its Forces.
Although it does not appear likely there is a Possibility that War Could Erupt between Eritrea and Djibouti. Tensions between Washington and Asmara are a concern. Another Concern is that over 2,000 US Troops are Stationed in Djibouti.
Earlier this Year then Senator and Candidate Obama did call the Rival Leadership in Kenya in an Effort to Diffuse the Fighting that began after the Controversial Presidential Elections there. So Relations with Kenya will be a Priority for the Obama Administration.
Foreign Oil is a Bane on the Economy of the United States right Now. This year Angola overtook Nigeria as the Largest Oil Producer in Africa. Currently 20% of the Oil Imported by the United States Eminates from the Gulf of Guinea. There are concerns regarding Insurgencies as well. (Niger Delta, Bakissi Peninsula)
So until the US is weaned from Oil this will be a Factor in US Policy towards Africa. And Oil seemingly goes Hand in Hand With Terrorism.

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