President Obama on the Fatal Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

President Obama on the Fatal Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile White House Blog JULY 7, 2016 AT 2:12 PM ET All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and ...
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Statement from Ambassador Gaspard regarding President Obama’s AGOA proclamation

“We are delighted by the proclamation issued by President Obama today and we welcome the recent arrival of American chicken into commerce in South Africa.  The entry of U.S poultry into South Africa was required as a condition for avoiding South Africa’s suspension under AGOA.  Now that the issues involving AGOA have been resolved, we are focused ...
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Statement from U.S. Embassy Pretoria regarding President Obama’s January 11, 2016 Proclamation on AGOA

Media Advisory | Tuesday, January 12, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On January 11, 2016, President Obama signed a proclamation regarding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), requiring the entry of U.S. poultry into South Africa before March 15, 2016.  This proclamation does not immediately suspend AGOA trade benefits for South Africa.  As has been reported ...
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President Obama Speaks on the Transformative Power of Entrepreneurship at the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit; South African Entrepreneur Wi

Honoring the life’s work of an audience of entrepreneurs from over 120 countries attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, Kenya July25-26, President Barack Obama stated, “Entrepreneurship creates new jobs and new businesses … It helps citizens stand up for their rights and push back against corruption.  Entrepreneurship offers a positive alternative to the ...
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Young South African Leaders, Part of Obama Initiative, Study at Wagner College in New York City

Press Release | Wagner College | 07/18/2014   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., USA — For the last 5 weeks, South Africa’s Lalumbe Makuya and Romy Titus have been part of a group of 25 young African leaders from 19 sub-Saharan countries studying community and nonprofit organizations at Wagner College, in the New York City borough of ...
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University of Johannesburg Confers Honorary Doctorate on President Barack Obama – Ambassador Patrick Gaspard Accepts the Degree on the President’s Beh

The University of Johannesburg has conferred an honorary doctorate on President Obama, with UJ Vice Chancellor Prof. Ihron Rensburg saying, “President Obama has demonstrated distinguished social and intellectual achievement related to the University’s vision, mission, values and strategic goals and is thus a worthy recipient of the degree Doctor Legum (Doctor of Laws), honoris causa.”  In ...
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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Krysta Harden – Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture Alejandro Mayorkas – Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Ron Binz – Commissioner, Federal Energy ...
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