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Former US President George W Bush to Visit Zambia

General News Former US President George W Bush to Visit Zambia

FILE: Bush leaves State House
FILE: Bush leaves State House

Former US President George W. Bush will next week visit Zambia to help refurbish a clinic, and then head to Tanzania, where his wife, Laura Bush, is organizing a forum for African first ladies.

Last year, Mr. and Mrs. Bush helped refurbish a clinic in Kabwe, Zambia, where nearly 30,000 women have been treated since, according to his presidential center.

His team will help renovate and reopen another clinic on July 1, this time in Livingstone, Zambia; a team of four Southern Methodist University students left Friday to work on the reconstruction.

Africa was a personal priority for Mr. Bush during his presidency, overshadowed by Iraq, terrorism and other issues but one of the few areas where he drew praise across party lines.

His Millennium Challenge program steered billions of dollars in development aid to countries that committed to reform. His President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or Pepfar, directed lifesaving drugs and other care to millions with HIV and was called the largest humanitarian health effort ever undertaken by any country.

As a result, Mr. Bush remains more popular in Africa than at home, and he has taken pride in his efforts here. He devoted a substantial part of his newly opened presidential museum, outside Dallas at Southern Methodist University, to an exhibit about Pepfar. And global health has been a top focus of the former president’s public policy institute.

Teaming up with Pepfar, the United Nations, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and pharmaceutical companies, Mr. Bush helped form Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, which is devoted to curbing cervical cancer and breast cancer. It started in Zambia in 2011 and expanded to Botswana in 2012.

Mr. Bush’s interest in Africa coincides with that of his own predecessor, Bill Clinton, who has spent much of his own time since office on programs to provide help there. “It was a critical part of his administration,” Ms. Abney said of Mr. Bush. “It’s also something he and Mrs. Bush feel personally about. They feel a commitment to the people there.”

61 COMMENTS

  1. What a lie, why would such a powerfigure visit a third world country?

    Lusakatimes, stop it, next we will be hearing Obama is black when he clearly has a white mother and black father implying he is as black as he is white and therefore should not be affiliated to any race

    I hate such reporting, I am sick and tired of this and unless this improves I could leave Lusakatimes

    Thanks

    • He did visit last year; so why would this be a lie? I appreciate the work they’re doing with the clinics and they do benefit our people in some ways. My concern would be on why Zambia. I don’t trust the Americans, let alone Bush. Hope we don’t end of with CIA camps all over the place.

    • mushota, you will never stop amazing me….! by the way,have you ever helped cleaning your street,pick a paper, give bread to the hungry…..you are only concerned with your selfish motives…! some people have a heart for others.if u dont have just fold your hands….!

    • @Zambian; I think Mushota means there are plenty of lies in the story. Like “Africa was a personal priority for Mr. Bush during his presidency…” What a stinking lie!

    • For once Mushota is right about Obama being neither Black nor white. What will you say when a 100% black person like wesley snipes becomes president of the United States? will you then rewrite the history books to say,he is the first authentic black person born of black folk or what? am just saying,if the whites dont call mulattos white ,why do we call them black? they are neither here or there. Obama is the first minority president of the united states or obama is the first mulatto(black and white) president of the united states,but definitly not the first black president,we are yet to see one.

    • I put it to you that the decline in diseases is not totally attributed to vaccines but to the change in our diets and sanitation. statistically if you look at the decline of diseases such as polio and the introduction of the polio vaccine,you will see that,the disease globally was receding long before the vaccine was even introduced. the graph will show a reduction exponential curve with the vaccine coming in only when it was almost touching zero. meaning that,the disease was going down by itself long before the vaccine for reasons which i explained above. however the problem of vaccines is these new diseases we are seeing now increasing cases of autism,Lou Gehrig’s disease,Alzheimer and so on. the elements in these vaccines for example mercury has been known to actually stop or even at

    • time kill neuron development in the human brain for example. we all know mercury is poisonous,then why is it being injected directly into our children’s blood stream with little know research on how it is handled by our bodies. Am not against vaccines,but i think the way they are being administered is not right.each vaccine should take into account each child’s medical needs. tests have to be done for each child to see their possible reaction to the chemicals in the vaccines before they are administered. that’s all am saying.

  2. Does it really take a former head of state to refurbish a clinic? Bush is just here to check on his special interests in Northwestern province! Pathetic politics!!!

    • we can talk on the cervical cancer vaccine but for starters,let me just put this across all those vaccine supporters: when you get sick,each one of us sees a doctor one on one to see whats wrong with us.from our description of pains felt and medical tests carried out the doctor will advise or prescribe what medicine to take. we all don’t use the same amount of medicine or same medicine for a particular illness. if you have allergies to chloro-quin,the Doctor will recommend some different medicine or a combination of different medicines just to get you cured. Now the point is,why is it that we subject our children to the same dose,same type of medicine as vaccines? Children are different and the administration of vaccines should consider each child as a special case and not general

    • I put it to you that the decline in diseases is not totally attributed to vaccines but to the change in our diets and sanitation. statistically if you look at the decline of diseases such as polio and the introduction of the polio vaccine,you will see that,the disease globally was receding long before the vaccine was even introduced. the graph will show a reduction exponential curve with the vaccine coming in only when it was almost touching zero. meaning that,the disease was going down by itself long before the vaccine for reasons which i explained above. however the problem of vaccines is these new diseases we are seeing now increasing cases of autism,Lou Gehrig’s disease,Alzheimer and so on. the elements in these vaccines for example mercury has been known to actually stop or even at

    • time kill neuron development in the human brain for example. we all know mercury is poisonous,then why is it being injected directly into our children’s blood stream with little know research on how it is handled by our bodies. Am not against vaccines,but i think the way they are being administered is not right.each vaccine should take into account each child’s medical needs. tests have to be done for each child to see their possible reaction to the chemicals in the vaccines before they are administered. that’s all am saying.

    • But what is wrong with him coming? Zambia, you should appreciate what the George W. Bush presidency did for us. Just because your president Sata doesn’t want him you want him to stop coming. He is coming not for Sata but for the Zambian people. If you and your president doesn’t want him, don’t meet him.

  3. You should be aware that George Bush can only visit certain countries in the world. He is wanted for war crimes. Remember Iraq?

    • u are right.actually he should be handed over to that fake court what ever there call it, which only tries africans

  4. He wants uranium & plutonium which have been found in very large deposits in MWINILUNGA & Solwezi north western. They are scared that at the level China is increasing its foothold, those nuclear sensitive mineral rights will be given to their rival China or worse off North Korea & Russia.
    Clinic my foot! You think we are ignorant fools you duped out of human slaves for toy guns? Not this time Bushman! Hit the road

    • True, we all know it’s about uranium, nothing else…they think they can fool us, they only fool themselves!!!!

    • These men/women are so many called “Ndobo” These has been a lot of name picking by other bloggers. Maybe use just use one name.

  5. it worries me to hear, when did bush have a heart for people. why cant he go to Baghdad to help them for the distraction he caused. he is up to some thing unfortunately something bad. no good comes from devil. what did he do for us when he was president and whyis he interested in zambia today why cant he go to south Sudan, Somalia, DRC Congo. this USA embassy in ibex hill it will bring us problem. lets hope its not that.

    • Indeed his help and money are more needed in Iraq than in Zambia! Bush committed many atrocities that he should even apologies to the everyday suffering people of Iraq who were misled and now they are busy killing each other, meanwhile Bush and his cronies are living in luxury. Zambia should be wary of such white collar criminals!

  6. Ndobo #6. I like your analysis. There is more to it than meets the eye. China is a big threat to Americans. I like how smart those guys are they former presidents to explore and protect the interest of Americans. There are mot countries that need his help than zambia especially where he cause millions of death, why Zambia? Open your eyes bloggers.

  7. Is bush a carpenter or Bricklayer?? Only coming to refurbish a clinic supervising or wat?? Something is fishy here buti nangucibeshani….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. This Bush man is a very good man. He is the only post USA president with a great heart for Africa and Zambia. Let us give him a good welcome. Give him keys to our cities but not to state house where unpredictable leader is.

  9. BA BUSH NABAYUMFWA BWINO ZAMBIA. MR BUSH WE ZAMBIANS ARE VERY ORGANIC AND GOOD PEOPLE. JUST KEEP COMING- YOU ARE MOST WELCOME.

  10. Imwe the truth is the renovations are going on as i am speaking.it’s just a cover story.it’s not him to do physical works,he is here for something else.

  11. The Bush family members are exactly what this world needs so as to shift from fear and stagnation in terms of knowledge based on meritocracy and fluidity. George W. Bush (Jr) is smart and has no room for nonsense and dangerous daydreamers such as Arab dictators with impossible grand selfish ideas. This splendid leader (G. Bush) is the greatest leader the world has ever had, probably it will take a very long time to have another ‘Bush’ kind of a president in this world. We miss and salute you sir (G.Bush) as a president and a strategist with precise and effective decisions. May God bless America and the Bush hegemonic leadership.

  12. After swallowing your ARV’s you have the audacity to insult the man who initiated the move to provide affordable Anti retrovirals to Africans like you.Most of you would have been dead by now if it wasn’t for George Bush.You know it I know it so stop your B.S

  13. The Americans were far much better off under the Bush leadership in the sense that he never settled for hogwash or slaggish arguments with these notoroius Arabs. G. Bush stopped these Arabs in their tracks from turning this world into this false notion of prophet Muhammad and all evil teachings of hate and destructions. Arabs have a long history of conquerring foreign lands i.e. Africa and Europe. They failed to conquer Europe and succeeded in dehumanising Africans in the northern part of Africa, thus we have had savages like Gaddafi pretending to be Africans yet those Arabs are the worst murderers of innocent Africans. What Bush did to Arabs is a storm in a tea cup compared to what Arabs did to original Africans who were the indigenous people of North Africa. The Arabs arabanised African

  14. I really like Bush.He is the only american president with the heart to help Africa.The man is rich and wants to share some money with Zambians.This is the way things should be done.Why having rich people who can’t even help their citizens?We have rich people in Zambia who can’t even build a clinic for poor people,not even opening an NGO to help the poor.Always it takes a white person from Europe or America to help us.Awe Africans are too selfish,no wonder Gods doesn’t bless us a lot coz we are too self centered.some can’t even help their family members.we need people who can share wealth with others.let us love one another.I don’t know why it’s hard for a black man especially Africans to share things?Most white people are rich and independent coz they made a good foundation for…

  15. The Americans are doing this world a favour by challenging evil right now. Arabs and other failures like the evil less developed North Koreans are frustrated because Americans have succeeded in delaying or completely stopping these enemies of freedom and development from turning this world into ashes. Africans have been displaced from North Africa by these Arabs and, yet they turn around and claim to be Africans and enslave black Africans in this day and age. Bush should be respected by all black Africans as well as well meaning other ‘Africans’. If these Arabs succeeded in defeating the Americans, they could have simply come to Africa and conquerred Africans like they did to our northern part of Africa. For example; Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocow, Algeria, Sudan & Mauritania

  16. BUSH IS BETTER THAN ARABS ANYWAY. WITH THEIR BARBERIC RELIGION ,ISLAM WHICH SHOULD NOT EVEN BE ALLOWED TO GROW HERE.GEORGE, BRAVO 4 POUNDING ON THEM!

  17. So you chaps mean to tell me that bush is oblivious to the fact that we have huge rich deposits of uranium in different parts of the country that china is interested in (one of the major presidential topics of our recent visit to that country) and has only come out of the good will of his heart? WAKE UP! His here to make a counter offer and try to make sure those ore deposits don’t fall into the hands of the china man.

  18. Bush handlers are saying he’s coming to renovate a clinic. That’s exactly what’s he’s coming for. So why are speculators and chancers and self acclaimed analysts thinking otherwise?

    This kind of work is more symbolic much the same way our President’s ground breaking works of construction of a University in Chalimbana. The significance of this action by Bush is that it churns out support and inspiration of Americans and highlights health challenges Africa faces.

    The only question here is why Livingstone 600km away? Is he trying to avoid a certain Lusakan individual? Is he instead going to pay a courtesy call on Daniel “centenary” Munkombwe another loose cannon? Or the UPND city mayor which PF won’t certainly take kindly?

  19. Bush is a war criminal, responsible for the murder of thousands upon thousands of Iraqi’s and Afghans. All he wants is to try and improve his image and is using us as a guinea-pigs, but all the donations and philanthropic acts in the world will never remove the stains of blood on his hands . . . . he might aswell be Hitlers nephew

  20. ONLY A FOOL WILL FAIL TO UNDERSTAND WHY BUSH IS COMING AGAIN COME ON BUSH JUST GO STRAIGHT TO NORTHWESTERN PROVINCE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THAT CLINIC

  21. I was Just glancing through this site to sample the quality and calibre of reasoning hereon. I have a fair enough idea why i am not an active contributor.Northern Rhodesians are so gullible sometimes. So,people are still arguing about the skin hue of an individual and this becomes a theme to engage them?All we can say for now is ViVa Barotseland! and welcome 322! So, a former US President is now a supervisor of small clinic construction works abroad?Yes,it is still in reference to the topic.Do have a nice day folks.

  22. Ka mushota efyo bamiponwena its pipo like u who bring problems nga nachiba mupepi nga nakushempulamo lumo

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