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Barack Hussein Obama

Date of Birth: 4 August 1961
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii


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Frosty formality

There has also been strong bipartisan support in the US Congress during both the Barack Obama and Trump presidencies for arms sales being made conditional on improvements in human rights (AC Vol 62 No 1 Building the house of Sisi)...


How to lose a war

Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken was Biden's National Security Advisor when he was Vice-President under Barack Obama and both men supported the US invasion of Iraq...


King reaps Saharan dividend

Rabat's initial response to Antony Blinken being named Secretary of State was relief as his rival for the job Susan Rice had ruffled Moroccan feathers when she was Barack Obama's UN ambassador – another example of how in Morocco the Sahara trumps everything...


Gunfight ends 30-year calm

However pending a change of policy that a shooting war could force the Democrat administration is thought likely to continue support for Morocco's autonomy proposal for the region with Rabat maintaining sovereignty – a position also held by Biden's old boss Barack Obama...


Abba Kyari, 1952-2020

In Nigeria the chief of staff's role is to ensure the head of state's agenda wins the day – Rahm Emmanuel to Barack Obama or perhaps Thomas Cromwell to Henry VIII...

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AGOA no go

The law which was extended for 10 years by President Barack Obama looked to be on life-support at this week's annual AGOA Forum in Abidjan...


Washington stirs the UN pot

Swan a veteran US State Department career officer who served as ambassador in Djibouti Somalia and Congo-Kinshasa during Barack Obama's presidency has been pushed forward by Donald Yamamoto the current US ambassador in Mogadishu and a mentor of Swan's diplomats and UN insiders told Africa Confidential...


Turning down the volume

He was brought back into government for a few months in August 2016 during Barack Obama's administration to head the US Embassy in Nigeria...


Weah's known unknowns

Bush and the Barack Obama administrations through her relationships with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Susan Rice Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was able to benefit from great largesse as well as extraordinary goodwill...


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