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Obama played SOCCER during Africa trip, first ladies discuss confinement (PHOTOS) Tags: Barack Obama Lol News Soccer Football Photos

Yes, he did. Obama bounces and taps SOCCER ball off of head and foot, first ladies discuss confinement.

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — President Barack Obama had to kick the SOCCER. It looked like a soccer ball but has a hole for a charging cable. Obama took one and tossed it several feet in the air before upping the risk factor by letting the ball drop toward is feet. He kicked it back up into the air and topped even that by bouncing the ball off of his head, all while wearing a buttoned-up suit jacket and tie.

Obama’s playfulness was part of a demonstration designed to show off an invention by two Harvard graduates that’s seen as a way to help bring electricity to rural areas that don’t have any. During the trip, Obama announced a U.S.-led effort to help bring electric power to large swaths of sub-Saharan Africa.

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The SOCCER ball has a pendulum-like mechanism inside that creates kinetic energy during play and stores it. Its maker says 30 minutes of play can power a simple LED lamp for three hours. The plan is to distribute the ball to kids across Africa, where soccer is a popular sport. During the demonstration, Obama helped attach opposite ends of a cable to the ball and a cellphone.

“I thought it was pretty cool,” said Obama, who played soccer growing up in Indonesia. “You can imagine this in villages all across the country.”

Martha Washington once said being first lady is like being a state prisoner, something the two most recent holders of that title don’t entirely dispute.

Michelle Obama and her predecessor Laura Bush appeared together Tuesday at a summit on promoting the role of African first ladies in bringing change to their countries and spoke about their lives in the White House.

“There are prison elements to it,” Mrs. Obama said. “With a chef,” Mrs. Bush interjected. “It’s a really nice prison,” Mrs. Obama said. “You can’t complain.” They spoke of the quick changeover of the executive mansion right after their husbands took the oath of office.

“During the inaugural parade, one family moves out and the next family moves in,” Mrs. Bush explained.

Mrs. Obama described it as a startling experience. “I remember walking into that house and I didn’t even know where the bathrooms were. But I had to get ready for a ball. I’m thinking, ‘I’ve got to look nice?’”

“You can’t find your toothpaste. You don’t know where your kids are. So that’s day one,” she said.

It wasn’t just the first ladies promoting female empowerment in Africa. Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete opened the summit by calling for new resources for women across the country.

He said investing in women can lead to prosperity for their families and their nation, but African traditions are holding women back as men take the money they earn and deny women equal access to education. “They are told the woman’s place is in the kitchen,” he said.

“We have to change these cultures and traditions that oppress women and deny women their rights,” Kikwete said. He called for more access to education, health care and financial credit for the hard work they are doing.

“In Africa, it is a statement of fact that women work more than the men,” Kikwete said. “I don’t know where the men are or what the men are doing while the women are working. Perhaps they are enjoying their bottle of beer.”

Source: Lartink | WP

Arrest Obama When He Visits South Africa, MLA Request Tags: News South Africa Barack Obama Politics

The Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) in Johannesburg has submitted a 600-plus page document to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecution calling for the arrest and prosecution of President Barack Obama when he visits South Africa later this month.
The submitted document calls for authorities to “arrest Obama when he visits.” The group says Obama has ordered drone strikes that killed innocent civilians, warranting a formal investigation.

“The complaint, dubbed the ‘Obama Docket’ encourages South Africa to take seriously its domestic and international obligations and to act against International War Criminals lest they consider South Africa a safe haven and travel here freely with impunity,” the Muslim group announced in a press release.
Muslim Lawyers in South Africa Wants Obama Prosecuted for War Crimes

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Miami International Airport in Miami, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The president is attending a fundraiser in Miami Beach Wednesday night. Credit: AP

Obama, who is scheduled to visit South Africa on June 29, can technically be prosecuted under the Rome Statute, which gives the country authority to prosecute a war criminal on its territory. Though even the Muslim Lawyers Association has to know the odds of the president of the United States being arrested and prosecuted overseas are infinitely small.

The MLA describes itself as “a professional, apolitical and a non-profit making body which is committed towards creating a community free of injustices as expounded by the Holy Quraan and the practice (Sunnah) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

Jack Hillmeyer, a spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in South Africa said the embassy had “no comment.”

Meanwhile, “National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Bulelwa Makeke said the office had received the docket and was studying it,” according to Times LIVE in Johannesburg.

The Obama administration has been routinely criticized by opponents over its secretive drone program. A report from New York University and Stanford entitled, “Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan,” claims Obama has ordered five times more drone attacks that former President George W. Bush.

The report also estimates that drones have killed 474 and 881 civilians, including 176 children. However, the data has not been verified.

Read a summary of the MLA’s so-called “Obama Docket” here.

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Arrest Obama When He Visits’: Read the So-Called ‘Obama Docket’ That Calls for Prosecution of the President
Jun. 12, 2013 6:54pm Jason Howerton
The Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) in Johannesburg has submitted a 600-plus page document to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecution calling for the arrest and prosecution of President Barack Obama when he visits South Africa later this month.

The submitted document calls for authorities to “arrest Obama when he visits.” The group says Obama has ordered drone strikes that killed innocent civilians, warranting a formal investigation.

“The complaint, dubbed the ‘Obama Docket’ encourages South Africa to take seriously its domestic and international obligations and to act against International War Criminals lest they consider South Africa a safe haven and travel here freely with impunity,” the Muslim group announced in a press release.
Muslim Lawyers in South Africa Wants Obama Prosecuted for War Crimes

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Miami International Airport in Miami, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The president is attending a fundraiser in Miami Beach Wednesday night. Credit: AP

Obama, who is scheduled to visit South Africa on June 29, can technically be prosecuted under the Rome Statute, which gives the country authority to prosecute a war criminal on its territory. Though even the Muslim Lawyers Association has to know the odds of the president of the United States being arrested and prosecuted overseas are infinitely small.

The MLA describes itself as “a professional, apolitical and a non-profit making body which is committed towards creating a community free of injustices as expounded by the Holy Quraan and the practice (Sunnah) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

Jack Hillmeyer, a spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in South Africa said the embassy had “no comment.”

Meanwhile, “National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Bulelwa Makeke said the office had received the docket and was studying it,” according to Times LIVE in Johannesburg.

The Obama administration has been routinely criticized by opponents over its secretive drone program. A report from New York University and Stanford entitled, “Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan,” claims Obama has ordered five times more drone attacks that former President George W. Bush.

The report also estimates that drones have killed 474 and 881 civilians, including 176 children. However, the data has not been verified.

Read a summary of the MLA’s so-called “Obama Docket” here.

Source: beforeitsnews

Barack Obama Tweets Wedding Pictures Of Michelle On Couple's 20th Anniversary Tags: News Barack Obama And Africa Wedding
With all the stress of the first Presidential debate on Wednesday night, Barack Obama still did not forget another important occasion on October 3rd - his 20th wedding anniversary.

Ever the modern couple, Barack and Michelle Obama tweeted each other anniversary greetings, with the President including a picture of him and his wife on their wedding day.
 
Instead of a cosy anniversary dinner, Obama will spend tonight in the cold hall at the University of Denver, where he will take on Republican opponent Mitt Romney at 9 pm US time (2am in the UK).
 
 
 
 
 
Source: huffingtonpost.
Obama 'The Biggest Terrorist' Lupe Fiasco's message to America Tags: Barack Obama And Africa Politics African News
A few weeks ago, the political right criticized President Barack Obama for having Common, a Chicago-native rapper, to the White House for a poetry reading. Now, the situation's turned on its head, as a Chicago rapper is attacking the President for being too far right in his foreign policy.
 
In an interview on "What's Trending," a CBS News video segment, Lupe Fiasco -- a rapper known for his socially conscious and politically charged lyrics -- had some harsh words for the president.
"In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, and the United States of America," Lupe told host Shira Lazar. (Scroll down to watch the interview.) He went on to explain the comment:
"I'm trying to fight the terrorism that's actually causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorism is the stuff that the U.S. government allows to happen, and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it's easy for us because it's just some oil."
The remarks echo the lyrics of Lupe's song, "American Terrorist," from his 2006 release Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. In the song, he likens episodes from American history to terrorist attacks: "We came through the storm / nooses on our necks / and a smallpox blanket to keep us warm / On a 747 on the Pentagon lawn / Wake up, the alarm clock is connected to a bomb / Anthrax lab on a West Virginia farm / Shorty ain't learned to walk already heavily armed..."
 
And he had criticized Obama in a recent single, "Words I Never Said," for refusing to speak out against Israeli bombings of civilians in the Gaza Strip.
 
Lupe, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, is an observant Muslim who originally disdained hip-hop for its use of vulgarity and degradation of women. He still doesn't use drugs, drink alcohol, or behave wantonly. In fact, he's long been a leader in philanthropy in the hip-hop community, including working with a clean water initiative and releasing a charity single for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
 
He followed up his comments about terrorism by explaining why he doesn't vote, saying that casting a ballot for a politician for him is an endorsement of everything that person does. He won't do that for any presidential candidates because "I don't want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere," he said.
 
Source: huffingtonpost
Obama drops 28-song official campaign Spotify playlist Tags: Barack Obama And Africa Politics African News Music News
We know that President Obama is quite a sports fan, but he has also referenced a few high-profile musicians since coming onto the scene and laying claim to the White House — think Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, for example. And as the time is now here to begin working on his reelection campaign, he, along with his trusted team of audio enthusiasts, have formulated an intriguing Spotify playlist to coincide with the forthcoming run.

Check the extensive 28-track listing below and then head here to enjoy for your listening pleasure.

LISTEN NOW: Obama's Spotify playlist

01 No Doubt – “Different People”
02 Earth Wind & Fire Experience feat. Al McKay Allstars – “Got To Get You Into My Life – (Live)”
03 Booker T. & The MG’s – “Green Onions – Single/LP Version”
04 Wilco – “I Got You”
05 The Impressions – “Keep On Pushing – Single Version”
06 Jennifer Hudson – “Love You I Do”
07 AgesandAges – “No Nostalgia”
08 Ledisi – “Raise Up”
09 Sugarland – “Stand Up”
10 Darius Rucker – “This”
11 Arcade Fire – “We Used to Wait”
12 Florence And The Machine – “You’ve Got The Love”
13 James Taylor – “Your Smiling Face”
14 REO Speedwagon – “Roll With The Changes”
15 Raphael Saadiq – “Keep Marchin’”
16 Noah And The Whale – “Tonight’s The Kind Of Night”
17 Zac Brown Band – “Keep Me In Mind”
18 Aretha Franklin – “The Weight”
19 U2 – “Even Better Than The Real Thing”
20 Dierks Bentley – “Home”
21 Sugarland – “Everyday America”
22 Darius Rucker – “Learn To Live”
23 Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
24 Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky”
25 Montgomery Gentry – “My Town”
26 Ricky Martin – “The Best Thing About Me Is You Feat. Joss Stone”
27 Ray LaMontagne – “You Are The Best Thing”
28 Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own”
 
Source: BeeAfrican | hypetrak.
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