Bill  Clinton (Born: William Jefferson Blythe III)
USA

Bill Clinton (Born: William Jefferson Blythe III)

Former President (1993-2001)

Date of Birth: 19/08/1946

Education: BSc Foreign Service, Georgetown University,1968; Law degree, Yale University, 1973.

Commentary: He was defeated in his campaign for Congress in Arkansas's Third District in 1974. The next year he married Hillary Rodham, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School. In 1980, Chelsea, their only child, was born. Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976, and won the governorship in 1978. After losing a bid for a second term, he regained the office four years later, and served until he defeated incumbent George Bush and third party candidate Ross Perot in the 1992 presidential race. Clinton and his running mate, Tennessee's Senator Albert Gore Jr., then 44, represented a new generation in American political leadership. For the first time in 12 years both the White House and Congress were held by the same party. But that political edge was brief; the Republicans won both houses of Congress in 1994. In 1998, as a result of issues surrounding personal indiscretions with a young, female, White House intern, Clinton became the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

In the world, he successfully dispatched peace keeping forces to war-torn Bosnia and bombed Iraq when Saddam Hussein stopped United Nations inspections for evidence of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. He became a global proponent for an expanded NATO, more open international trade, and a worldwide campaign against drug trafficking. He drew huge crowds when he traveled through South America, Europe, Russia, Africa, and China, advocating US style freedom.


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NIGERIA

Eko Atlantic arises from the sea bed

Known to have been a generous contributor to Bill Clinton’s presidential election fund-raising efforts in 1996 (at the height of the Abacha dictatorship), Chagoury was able to persuade Clinton to turn up at the Eko Atlantic opening ceremony...

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EGYPT

A country polarised

El Haddad was head of the Cairo Office of former United States President Bill Clinton’s Clinton Climate Initiative and is son of Essam el Haddad, a leading member of the Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau...

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SIERRA LEONE | BRITAIN

Faultlines in the foundations

Although foundations run by former political leaders, such as Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and the United States’ President Bill Clinton, have less cash at their disposal, they often wield greater diplomatic influence...

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

No reform yet

Davis, a former counsel for ex-President Bill Clinton, is suing Equatorial Guinea...

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SUDAN

Usama’s quiet friends in Khartoum

The regime’s virtual public silence contrasts starkly with the fuss it made in the early 2000s, when its friends claimed that the NIF had tried in vain to hand over the Al Qaida leader to US President Bill Clinton...

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CONGO-KINSHASA

Massaging the message

Kagame's other international friends - such as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, British ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair and United States ex-President Bill Clinton - had no such reservations about glad-handing the Rwandan leader...

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SUDAN

No referee for the referenda

In 1998, Bill Clinton’s government said the factory manufactured precursors for chemical weapons...

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ZIMBABWE

Diplomacy by other means

State House has not forgiven her reluctance to be packed off for meetings with Grace Mugabe during the state visit to Zimbabwe of her husband, then President Bill Clinton...

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SUDAN

Oily alliances

All three are on the 1997 United States’ sanctions list instigated by President Bill Clinton because ‘continued support for international terrorism, ongoing efforts to destabilize neighboring governments, and the prevalence of human rights violations, including slavery and the denial of religious freedom, constituted an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy’ of the USA...

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AFRICA | MINING

Out of Africa and into Asia

Glencore was founded by the serial buster of United Nations’ sanctions, Marc Rich, who was convicted of tax evasion in the United States in 1983 and then pardoned by outgoing President Bill Clinton...

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