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Obama to host 18 African nations’ 50th independence celebration

Tuesday, June 29th 2010 - 05:38 UTC
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US president Barack Obama whose father was from Kenya will be hosting next August a major event to celebrate the 50 years of independence of eighteen African countries, according to US sources.

“Not only will it mark the 50th independence anniversary but it will also be a moment to look ahead and invite young leaders from each of the 18 countries to discuss about the future”, added the sources.
The event is scheduled for the first week of August in Washington.

President Obama’s father went to college in the US on a scholarship and then returned to Kenya to work, following the country’s independence.

However according to Obama, as a child, he recalled that his father died disillusioned because of the limited freedom and rights in Kenya following the end of the British colonial period.

Obama in a recent statement said that “50 years later we want to make sure that it works” underlining that development must be based on facts and evidence to determine which methods are effective and which should be discarded.

 

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  • briton

    Another man who puts outsiders before his own people,
    i still seems apparent that he , as yet, cannot even prove his own birth,
    A man who thinks it was wrong for the British to shoot terrorist, but ok for Americans to do it in Iraq and afghan, a man who thinks it was wrong for the British empire, but thinks it ok for American bases all over the bloody world, A man who thinks it is wrong what the British have done over the oil spill , but its ok for them to be involved in 3 big disasters in the last 20 years, and the deaths of hundreds, A man who thinks the world should obey the law, except if the American flag flies, as they are above the law, A man who says to the world, DO AS WE SAY, but not as we do, yes mr obama who then is the hypocrites you or the rest of the world,,, ??

    Jun 29th, 2010 - 10:38 pm 0
  • Billy Hayes

    Obama is a good man; he knows what world think about british colonialism.
    Obama called M word...such a word.

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 01:03 am 0
  • harrier61

    Obama called M word...such a word.

    Yep. Moron.

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 03:42 pm 0
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