Obama pledges to help Africa, pays tribute to Mandela




 
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Obama pledges to help Africa, pays tribute to Mandela
 
June 28th, 2013  
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Obama pledges to help Africa, pays tribute to Mandela
By Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela as he flew to South Africa on Friday but played down expectations of a meeting with the ailing black leader during an Africa tour promoting democracy and food security. White House officials hope Obama's three-nation tour of Africa - his first substantial visit to the continent since taking office in 2009 - will compensate for what some view as years of neglect by America's first black president. ...




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