Washington, United States of America
TO GO WITH FEATURE STORY BUSH AFRICA PRESIDENTS.
Teddy Roosevelt left a bloody trail of conquest across Africa in 1909,
returning home with the carcasses of lions, elephants and rhinos he
shot in the bush. Bill Clinton's trip in 1998 was easier on Africa's
wildlife: he was given a live goat named "Bill Clinton." In between,
few U.S. presidents have been sighted in sub-Saharan Africa - a vast
continent whose continued poverty and brutal ethnic warfare challenge
Washington's evolving vision of a global "Pax Americana". George W.
Bush starts his own African adventure next week, visiting five
countries in a whistlestop tour from July 7-12. This April 1, 1998 file
image shows former U.S. President Bill Clinton greeting the Sow family
in the village of Dal Diam outside Dakar. It was Clinton's last stop of
a six-nation tour. TO GO WITH FEATURE STORY BUSH AFRICA PRESIDENTS