Africa

Obama meets with African country Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo to root out corruption and protect human rights in the West African country. Mr. Obama met with Mr. Bongo at the White House Thursday, despite questions about alleged corruption in Mr. Bongo’s family and government. The White House said Mr. Obama […]

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Panetta: Libyan rebel council may include extremists

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, told the Senate that he is concerned that some leaders of Libya’s opposition may be extremists, even as officials disclosed that U.S. aid for those fighting Gaddafi will fall far short of what the rebel group says it needs Panetta, currently the CIA director, told […]

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Libyan military campaign exceeding U.S. cost estimates

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source The costs of the Libyan military campaign are set to eclipse the original Pentagon estimates of $750 million. By mid-May, the U.S. had spent $664 million and current expenditures float around $2 million a day. At current spending levels, by the end of the current 90-day no-fly zone extension the U.S. will […]

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White House: Gaddafi’s Days are numbered

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Officials in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration say they are confident that U.S. and NATO actions in Libya will bring the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did not confirm or deny remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that people close to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi […]

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