Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

No strategy and a beige suit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

Read more

#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

Read more

  • Austerity row overshadows French Socialist’s annual rally

    Read more

  • UN peacekeepers battle jihadists in Golan Heights

    Read more

  • Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life

    Read more

  • EU leaders meet in Brussels to seek a response to Russia

    Read more

  • Lesotho PM Thabane 'flees after 'military coup'

    Read more

  • Kerry calls for 'coalition of nations' to battle IS militants

    Read more

  • Ukrainian plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria

    Read more

  • Exclusive: Fabius warns Russia of more sanctions

    Read more

  • IMF backs Lagarde amid French corruption probe

    Read more

  • Ebola drug ‘ZMapp’ heals all monkeys in study

    Read more

  • British killer escapes from French psychiatric hospital

    Read more

  • Police hunt for British boy with brain tumour taken to France

    Read more

  • Ukraine to relaunch NATO membership bid

    Read more

  • Suriname leader’s son pleads guilty to courting Hezbollah

    Read more

  • Mapping Ukraine: Canada and Russia in ‘tweet for tat’ row

    Read more

  • France shines in IMF list of world’s promising economists

    Read more

  • Chelsea’s Torres set for AC Milan switch

    Read more

Africa

Hillary Clinton winds up Africa tour with 'tough love' stance

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-14

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended her African tour with a message of "tough love" in Cape Verde, stressing that the United States was ready to help Africans but that they had to first tackle their own problems.

AFP - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived late Thursday in the tiny Atlantic Ocean archipelago of Cape Verde, the final destination in a seven-nation journey across Africa.

Clinton flew from Liberia to Sal, one of the islands in Cape Verde, where she will meet at a resort hotel on Friday with the Portuguese-speaking nation's prime minister, Jose Maria Neves.

Aides said Clinton chose to spend a night in Cape Verde -- often only a brief refueling stopover between Africa and North America -- in a bid to shore up relations with the small but close US ally.

Some half a million Cape Verdeans live in the United States, mostly in the northeastern New England states, roughly equal to the total population still living on the islands.

Cape Verde will be the first nation to complete successfully a loan from the Millennium Challenge Corp., a US government-backed initiative that lends money to nations that respect democracy and good governance, a US official said.

Cape Verde signed a 110-million-dollar deal under the initiative in 2005 to boost its economy, including through infrastructure projects and investment in agriculture.

In a sign of its Western inclination, Cape Verde agreed to be the site in 2006 of NATO exercises.

Clinton earlier visited Kenya, South Africa, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Liberia on her 11-day tour in which she pushed for better governance across Africa.

She returns Friday to Washington, closing her longest trip since taking office in January.

 

Date created : 2009-08-14

COMMENT(S)