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Peter H. Vrooman describes his work as U.S. ambassador to Rwanda

By SUSAN MENDE

A Canton native now serving as the U.S. ambassador to Rwanda described Monday how the small African country has rebounded since a 1994 genocide, during which nearly a million residents were murdered.

Peter H. Vrooman, 53, was joined by his mother Sally Vrooman, Canton, during the luncheon meeting of the Canton Rotary Club at the Best Western University Inn. Read more

American investors meet Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga

By Henry Sekanjako

The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has implored American entrepreneurs to consider investing in Uganda for improved employment opportunities. Speaking during a meeting with a group of investors from the United States, at parliament Kadaga boasted of the peace and security in the country, which she said is a good environment for foreigners to invest in Uganda. Read more

U.S. GENERALS WORRY ABOUT RISING RUSSIAN AND CHINESE INFLUENCE IN AFRICA, DOCUMENTS SHOW

By Nick Turse

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION and the Pentagon have repeatedly warned that China and Russia are expanding their influence across Africa, where the two longtime American adversaries “interfere with U.S. military operations and pose a significant threat to U.S. national security interests,” national security adviser John Bolton said last December. Read more

For Two Decades, Morocco Has Been an Important Ally of the US

By Ahmed Charai

In 1999, King Mohammed VI took the throne after his father’s death, and pledged to renew the monarchy on the basis of steady political and social reforms toward inclusive governance, egalitarianism and the rule of law.

He initiated an equity and reconciliation commission to both acknowledge the prior suffering of elements of the Moroccan population at the hands of the security services and begin to compensate the families for their losses. Read more

How The Trump Administration Protested When Kenya Halted a Coal-Fired Power Plant

BY JUSTIN WORLAND
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JULY 2, 2019
When the Kenyan government had second thoughts about allowing the country’s first coal-fired power plant, the Trump Administration’s representative in the country protested.

U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter, a Trump appointee who previously served as a Republican state senator in Illinois, went on Twitter to argue in a string of tweets that coal is environmentally sound, that the plant would boost the country’s economy and that a critical analysis of the plant from a clean energy think tank amounted only to the work of “highly paid protestors.” Read more

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