Friday, 28 June 2013

Obama lands in Africa amid Mandela gloom - The Point Newspaper, Banjul, The Gambia

Obama lands in Africa amid Mandela gloom - The Point Newspaper, Banjul, The Gambia

US President Barack Obama landed in Senegal on Wednesday to begin a long awaited first major tour of Africa with the world preparing to bid a reluctant farewell to Nelson Mandela.
 
The possibility that the critically ill anti-apartheid icon could fade away within days has sparked uncertainty about Obama’s itinerary.
Plans to visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania over the next week could be complicated, shifting the focus of a trip meant to ease the disappointment of Africans who saw expectations for Obama’s presidency fall short...
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