Archives for June 2013

The Last Day of Obama’s Africa Trip

By: April Ryan, It is the last day of the President's historic three nation tour of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sources suggest this is one of his best moments oversees because he has connected with Africans on economic partnerships for American businesses like GE, who are working in … [Read more...]

Will African Leader Initiative Will Help HBCUs?

  By : Lauren Victoria Burke, Crew of 42 HBCUs?  American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan asked President Obama if his new African leaders initiative will assist troubled historically black colleges.   In her first question to President Obama, … [Read more...]

Robben Island, Energy and Health: Obama’s Sunday in South Africa

By: April Ryan, Sunday in South Africa President Obama delivers a speech after visiting Robben Island, the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for his anti-apartheid movement. The speech is framed around Nelson Mandela and his example of how change can happen. … [Read more...]

President Obama Announces the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2013 President Obama Announces the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Today in front of an audience of more than 600 dynamic young leaders from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda, President Obama … [Read more...]

Valerie Jarrett Talks Africa Aboard Air Force One with April Ryan

 By: April Ryan, April Ryan sat down with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Obama on Air Force One Friday en route to South Africa. This week the White House is focusing on African issues as many of the countries are dealing with National Security issues to include … [Read more...]

Food Security a Major Issue in Africa

By: April Ryan, President Barack Obama hopes the press traveling with him through three countries in Africa will focus on the stories of Africa and not other stories that sometimes dominate and push Africa off the front page. In an exclusive interview with Senior Advisor to the … [Read more...]

Politics Confidential: April Ryan on the meaning of first African-American president’s visit

By Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge, and Jordyn Phelps ABC News | Source: Yahoo News In a emotional visit to Senegal’s Goree Island, President Obama stood at the threshold of the “Door of No Return,” the place that’s come to symbolize the journey of millions of African slaves, who were bound, … [Read more...]

Remarks By President Obama After Tour of Maison Des Enclaves Gorée Island

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AFTER TOUR OF MAISON DES ESCLAVES Gorée Island Senegal 3:33 P.M. GMT PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to thank the President of Senegal, but also the Mayor of Gorée and the museum curator here. Obviously, it’s a very powerful moment whenever I can travel with my … [Read more...]

A Walk Through the Door of No Return

Video by April Ryan taken June 27, 2013 at the Door of No Return on Goree Island. … [Read more...]

Meetings, Press Conference and Tour Highlight Obama’s Day in Senegal

By April Ryan, “Africa is important,” according to President Barack Obama who contends the reason why he came to Africa for this three nation tour is that Africa is rising with six out of ten countries on the continent becoming the fastest growing economies. With that, … [Read more...]