Skip to comments.Bush: Free Trade Promotes Democracy In Africa
Posted on 06/13/2005 1:45:55 PM PDT by Willie Green
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President Bush says increased U.S.-African trade is helping to promote democracy and opportunity across the African continent.
Mr. Bush spoke in Washington Monday after meeting with the presidents of Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia and Niger.
He praised the five men as democrats who have taken advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
The 2000 law gives African nations greater access to the U.S. market if they show respect for rule of law and human rights.
Mr. Bush said the five presidents are doing just that - and noted that African exports to the United States rose 88 percent last year.
Mr. Bush also reiterated pledges to increase U.S. aid to Africa and cancel $40 billion in debt to 18 of the world's poorest nations, most of them in Africa.
At least we don't share a border with Africa. Thank God.
No more monetary aid, no more food packages and no more medical assistance unless they unconditionally submit to Western (read USA) rule and reeducation. Islam must also be driven into the oceans if there is to be any hope at all.
Western Marxists will have aneurysms over this but they should be ignored.
The only other option is a complete write-off of the entire continent and total disengagement. No travel in or out. Let Africa revert to the Pleistocene Era and then turn it into a giant theme park.
they are setting up africa as the new low cost manufacturing labor pool. I guess corporations are tired of paying $1 an hour labor in china, they want $1 a day labor in africa now.
Just like in China, ay G.W.?
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