Thursday, August 7, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is touting the presence of a new, more prosperous African continent. After hosting a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the President noted new avenues for international trade with Africa.
President Obama says efforts must be made to invest more in the futures of African women.
President Obama claims the deadly Ebola virus is controllable if a strong public health infrastructure is in place.
President Obama says it's too early to start providing supplies of an experimental drug to combat the Ebola virus.
Meanwhile, President Obama vows to continue signing executive orders to counteract congressional inaction.
President Obama says he'll continue making attempts to reverse political gridlock by working with Congress.
President Obama continues to defend Israel in its battles with Hamas. Obama told a news briefing that no country would tolerate rockets being launched at their cities. He also expressed "distress" over the high numbers of civilian casualties in Gaza. Obama said he has "no sympathy for Hamas" but expressed great sympathy for innocent civilians. He accused Hamas of irresponsible behavior for placing rocket launchers in areas near hospitals and schools. The President cheered the current ceasefire and pledged to continue diplomatic efforts aimed at furthering peace.