WAMU’s ‘Diane Rehm Show’ To Discuss Bush’s Upcoming Africa Trip With Focus on HIV/AIDS
WAMU's "Diane Rehm Show," a syndicated NPR program, today in its first hour from 10 am to 11 am ET will discuss President Bush's upcoming trip to Africa, where he will focus on HIV/AIDS, economic development, famine, democracy, terrorism and other security issues (Rehm, "Diane Rehm Show," WAMU, 6/25). President Bush is scheduled to visit five African nations -- Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda and Nigeria -- from July 7 to July 12. During the trip, Bush is expected to promote several initiatives that focus on Africa, including the five-year, $15 billion AIDS initiative (HR 1298), which he signed into law last month, and the Millennium Challenge Account, which calls for increasing aid to developing countries in exchange for a range of political and economic reforms. Bush is scheduled to meet with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and South African President Thabo Mbeki while in those countries (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 6/23). Guests on the program will include Stephen Morrison, director of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and John Prendergast, special adviser on Africa for the International Crisis Group ("Diane Rehm Show," WAMU, 6/25).
The full segment will be available online in RealPlayer after the broadcast.