The Most Interesting Thing About George W. Bush Is His Legacy In Africa

While George W. Bush is condemned by many people and politicians because of his foreign policy legacy, especially the war in Iraq, his work in Africa continues to have a lasting effect and is praised by many of his opponents.

During the time he was in office, the former President not only provided more than $5 billion a year in humanitarian aid to Africa but also addressed major health issues such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.

US-based reporter, writer, and storyteller Christiana A Mbakwe draws attention to Bush’s work in Africa in her tweets. Have a look at them in the list below!


#1. The former President did a tremendous work around HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa


#2. And he quietly continues helping African women

#3. Bush helps African women suffering from breast and cervical cancer by renovating clinics

#4. Africans view him as a lifesaver – even some streets are named after him

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#5. Obama, unfortunately, didn’t continue his work

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#6. Bush’s Malaria initiative helped decrease malaria deaths in Africa by nearly 50%

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#7. Over 7 million Africans received antiretroviral treatment

#8. And they couldn’t be more grateful

#9. Under Bush, the agency for development’s budget increased 5 times to help Africa

#10. Bush believes in a holistic approach when it comes to helping the continent – many African schools received funding when he was in office