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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                             August 7, 1998




                VICTIMS OF THE BOMBING INCIDENTS IN AFRICA

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             BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

                              A PROCLAMATION


     As a mark of respect for those killed in the bombing incidents outside
the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,
I hereby order, by the authority vested in me as President of the United
States of America by section 175 of title 36 of the United States Code,
that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the
White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military
posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal
Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and
its Territories and possessions until sunset, Sunday, August 9, 1998.  I
also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length
of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and
other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval
vessels and stations.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and
ninety-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the
two hundred and twenty-third.




                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON




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