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9:35 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Senator Chris Coons Defends Ebola Tweet in Debate

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Senator Chris Coons was attacked during a debate yesterday by his Republican challenger Kevin Wade for the Democrat’s tweet saying that people should not freak out about the death of Thomas Duncan who died of Ebola.

The tweet was linked to an article in The New Republic entitled “Stop Freaking Out About America’s Single Ebola Death and Start Worrying About West Africa.”

Coons as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs said he has spoken with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and federal officials.  

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9:14 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Senator Chris Coons Meets With Young African Leaders at WH

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A group a young African leaders is meeting with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons in Delaware as part of a White House fellowship program.

The University of Delaware is hosting 25 young civic leaders from African countries as part of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a six-week program on American campuses. 

Program participants were scheduled to meet with Coons on Thursday on the UD campus.

Coons, who spent part of his junior year of college in Kenya, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.

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9:09 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Former President Clinton Addresses Wilmington Forum on Africa

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Former president Bill Clinton says "creative cooperation" is needed among private and public sector entities to help tackle challenges facing the continent of Africa.

Speaking Monday at a conference on Africa sponsored by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, Clinton said issues such as food insecurity, disease and resource management have to be confronted to improve the lives of Africans.

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9:36 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Former President Clinton To Make Appearance in Wilmington

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Former President Bill Clinton will come to Wilmignton next month for a conference on Africa.

“The Opportunity: Africa” event has been hosted by Senator Chris Coons for the last two years.

Clinton’s foundation invests in Africa and he will be the key note speaker at the March 10th event at the Chase Center.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the conference connects businesses, faith communities and individuals with top experts on Africa.

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