Once joyful, disappointed Africa awaits Obama's visit

  • Article by: Anita Kumar , McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 8:37 PM

Continent’s euphoria over 2008 election has cooled amid the U.S. administration’s detached dealings.

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supervon2Jun. 26, 13 6:53 AM

They should rejoice with the spending! A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency. In addition, military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks carrying bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the Obamas will stay. And fighter jets will fly in shifts to provide around the clock coverage over the president's airspace. The president and first lady Michelle Obama also had planned to take a Tanzanian safari during the trip, which would have required a special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles in the event of a threat from wild animals, the Post reported, citing the document. However, The Secret Service reportedly has had to cut $84 million, and this spring the agency canceled public tours of the White House in order to save $74,000 a week in overtime.

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palsarJun. 26, 13 8:20 AM

"Once joyful, disappointed Africa awaits Obama's Visit" --- Don't worry, a lot of us in the U.S. are fairly disappointed with the Great One also.

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