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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:22 AM

11. Powerfully Inspiring words from Mandela, she.. Mahalo~

This first sentence of the top quote reminds me what I read about Pres Obama today ..

'Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.

Obama pledges to help double electricity in sub-Saharan Africa

President Obama is casting the $7 billion initiative as part of a new US strategy to move the region forward with development not charity dollars.

President Barack Obama is to launch a $7 billion US-funded program to double access to electricity for people in sub-Saharan Africa, the first new big bucks initiative of his tour of the continent.

The Power Africa plan is expected to be announced during Mr. Obama’s visit to Cape Town later Sunday. It follows announcements of new US funds for food security and leadership mentoring schemes for young Africans.

Taken together, these all signal a shift in US policy that would leave the world’s poorest continent less “a dependent” or “a charity case” and more “a partner,” to use buzzwords that the president has repeated during his visit. In these times of austerity and sequestration, this new approach to foreign aid – “the least popular part of the federal budget,” Obama concedes – is also cheaper and makes use of innovative joint public-private cash vehicles.

More & Vid at link..

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2013/0630/Obama-pledges-to-help-double-electricity-in-sub-Saharan-Africa-video

PBO has learned well from his "personal hero", Nelson Mandela

Obama pays tribute to personal hero Mandela

Obama also said he was pleased to be able to take his daughters to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 of his 27 years' imprisonment under white apartheid rule.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/06/201362972025584105.html

Mahalo for this Inspiring thread, she BOG

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