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George W. Bush
George W. Bush

United States

George Bush is the former American president, most known in Africa for his $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) in 2008.


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Created: 31st Jul 2008
Modified: 3rd Sep 2012
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Former President of the United States

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In 2003, Bush took the advice of his former Secretary of State Collin Powell and pushed for a heavy increase in funding for HIV/AIDS related programs in Africa. During his time in the state department, Powell had told Bush that if AIDS were left out of control in Africa, unemployment would skyrocket, causing massive regional instability and ultimately threatening American security. The legislation, known as the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) materialized in 2003 with $12 billion dollars over five years. At the time, it was the largest single healthcare initiative issued by a single country to fight a single disease.

In 2008, partly in response to worldwide distrust and anger in lieu of the Iraq War, Bush increased the funding four fold. It is the largest aid package issued by a single country to fight a single disease, and Africa has received most of the benefits. Some have criticized the plan because it emphasizes abstinence over condomization for HIV/AIDS prevention. However, according to a February 2008 article in the Guardian (UK), aid workers in Africa widely believe that the funding gives them enough freedom to emphasize prevention methods of their own choosing. Since the initiation of Pepfar, Bush's popularity ratings have skyrocketed in Africa, and currently, of the ten nation with the most favorable views towards Bush, eight are in Africa. The others are the United States and Israel.


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George W. Bush
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Date of Birth: Jul/6/1946
Gender: male
Place of Origin: United States

George Bush was born in New Haven, Connecicut but grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas.  He attended Yale University, graduating in 1968, and Harvard Business School, receiving his Masters of Business Administration in 1975, though he only did modestly well at either. 

In 1994, Bush became the governor of Texas.  He was reelected in 1998, but ended his term prematurely in January, 2001 when he was elected president of the United States.  During his first term in office, Bush's most notable decision was to invade Iraq in 2003, claiming a threat of terrorism and imminent attack through 'weapons of mass destruction.'  The nation went to war with very few allies abroad but with strong support at home, however years later no weapons and no terrorist connections were found.  By 2006, after being elected to a second term in office, his credibility sank.



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George Bush is the former American president, most known in Africa for his $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) in 2008.

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Author: tesseymurphy
Fri Feb 19 13:55:21 2010

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Author: ras sideeq
Mon Sep 3 11:11:49 2012

BLAIRS LAST ELECTORAL WIN AS PRIME MINISTER IN THE UK WAS OVERSHADOWED BY THE FACT THAT ONLYB32% OF THE POPULATION VOTED. THIS WIN WAS WON ON THE LOWEST TURNOUTS IN UK HISTORY. WHEN WE HEAR TALK OF REMOVING A DICTATOR ; THIS IS A VERY LAME EXCUSE TO DECEIVE THE PLANET THEN IN VADE A NATION NOT AT WAR WHICH AHS BEEN PROVEN TO BE A WAR OF EXPLOITATION FOR IRAQS NATURAL RESOURCES. GENOCIDE WAR CRIMES NOT JUST AGGRESSIONAS ONE PUTS IT. THE ACT OF DECLARING WAR WHERE MURDER IS THE END RESULT OF WARS. "TO LIGHTLY BRUSH… [Read Full Text]

Author: Gbogalah D. Vongalah
Mon Sep 3 13:03:39 2012

TODAY,IRAQ IS NOT AT PEACE. THE IRAQIS ARE TROUBLED, ALL BECAUSE OF BUSH AND BLAIR. I SUPPORT YOU BISHOP EMIRATUS DESMOND TUTU THEY MUST ANSWER FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE ROLE IN IRAQ BY THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT.

Author: swhatithink
Sun Sep 16 21:05:24 2012

Desmond Tutu is correct that Bush and Blair and members of their criminal administrations should be prosecuted. Members of the US congress and UK parliament should also be investigated and charged for their utter complicity in war crimes. We tried to impeach Bush and Cheney in the U.S. but Nancy Pelosi blocked the efforts. Barack Obama and his Attorney General refused to uphold the law. Its time to throw the bums out, and replace the corrupt two party tyranny in the U.S. http://www.voterocky.org/

Author: syversluis
Wed Oct 3 08:40:58 2012

i m from nigeria let d people help african b 4 it b come too late to handle in my nation today we hav more than war,d nigeria citiz had been facing hardship trying to surve thing on their own way runing out of d country side help us we need help

Author: syversluis
Wed Oct 3 08:43:36 2012

i m from nigeria, let d people help african b 4 it b come too late to handle, in my nation today we hav more than war,d nigeria citiz had been facing hardship, trying to surve thing on their own way, runing out of d country side help us we need help

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