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Friday, July 10, 2009

  • President Obama Heads to Ghana on First Official Trip to Sub-Saharan Africa

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    President Obama arrives in Ghana today on his first official trip to Sub-Saharan Africa since becoming president. He is expected to meet Ghana’s President John Atta Mills today and speak to the country’s parliament on Saturday, in what is expected to be a major policy address outlining US policy on Africa. Why Ghana? Some say it has to do with the recent discovery of oil in Ghana. A quarter of US oil imports are expected to come from West Africa by 2015, according to estimates by the National Intelligence Council. [includes rush transcript]

  • "China Safari: On the Trail of Beijing’s Expansion in Africa"

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    As President Obama heads to Ghana, we look at China’s expanding role in Africa, where it recently became the continent’s second largest business partner, behind only the United States. We speak to author Serge Michel and analyst Nii Akuetteh. [includes rush transcript]

  • Costa Rica Hosts Talks over Honduras Coup

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    Talks between the ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and the leaders of last week’s military coup began on Thursday in Costa Rica. Zelaya and the military-backed Roberto Micheletti met separately with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, but there were no face-to-face meetings between the two sides. [includes rush transcript]

  • Greenpeace Activists Hang Banner on Mt. Rushmore

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    Activists with the environmental group Greenpeace scaled the Mount Rushmore National Monument Wednesday and hung a banner urging President Obama to take action on global warming. The banner was hung next to the carved mountain face of Abraham Lincoln. It read, "America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming." The group of eleven Greenpeace activists were arrested and charged with trespassing. They each face up to six months in prison. [includes rush transcript]

  • 27 Arrested for Erecting Anti-Logging Blockade in Oregon

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    The blockade in the Elliott State Forest began on Monday and continued until yesterday, when the last of the protesters were arrested. The activists were blocking access to a timber sale on seventy-nine acres of forest land. They say logging practices in the Elliot are damaging old-growth forests and endangering spotted owls. [includes rush transcript]