SAS Spioenkop heads for west Africa on anti-piracy mission

An SA Navy frigate has set sail for the pirate-infested west coast of Africa.

SAS Spioenkop left Simon’s Town naval base yesterday morning with a crew of 180 .

It and three other frigates were purchased in the controversial arms … Read the rest

Obama poses at the wrong door for ‘slavery’

For a black American president on a tour of Africa, it seemed an obvious opportunity for a speech about the “evils of slavery”. When Barack Obama visited Senegal on Thursday, he headed for Gorée Island.

Historians pointed out however that

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Obama heads to Africa for week-long tour

GTY 158441009 A CLJ POL USA CTUS President Barack Obama and his family were headed to Senegal on Wednesday, where they will start A week-long stay in Africa.

During the trip, Obama will meet with Senegal’s President Macky Sall on Thursday, South African President Jacob Zuma … Read the rest

Senegalese go into hiding for Obama visit

africaobamaOrdinary Senegalese are drawing lessons from the past and leaving nothing to chance so that they avoid “foreseeable” embarrassing circumstances during President Barack Obama’s visit, which commences on June 26.

Enduring long hours in traffic jams while waiting for high

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Obama congratulates Macky Sall on Senegalese election win

US President Barack Obama congratulated Macky Sall on Monday for winning Senegal’s presidential poll, praising the west African nation as “a leading example of good governance and democracy at work.”

Obama, who was in South Korea for a nuclear security … Read the rest