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Obama in Africa

President Obama and the first family returned to Washington on July 2 after a week-long trip to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, focusing on economic development, democracy building and private sector investment.

President Obama urged Egypt’s President Morsi to work with the opposition while speaking in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

President Obama said he was sure that European countries used similar intelligence gathering techniques on the U.S., while in Tanzania.

  • David Nakamura
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Obama disputed a Washington Post story Monday that detailed a decline in funding for programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Speaking in Tanzania, President Obama called the deaths of 19 firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire 'heartbreaking.'

  • Associated Press
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First lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush reflected on their roles at a summit in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Associated Press
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President Obama and former President Bush laid a wreath at the memorial for the 1998 embassy bombing in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Associated Press
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  • David Nakamura
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Obama kicks, juggles 'soccket ball' for African power

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  • David Nakamura
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In Tanzania, Obama, Bush lay wreath for 1998 bombing victims

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First lady Michelle Obama, with her predecessor, Laura Bush, spoke about life in the White House as comparable to prison.

  • Juliet Eilperin
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Obama and Bush commiserated on how hard it is to talk about substantive issues when people are focused on your hairstyle.

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US President Barack Obama (R) and former US President George W. Bush arrive on July 2, 2013 for a wreath-laying ceremony for victims of the 1998 Embassy bombing at the Bombing Memorial at the US Embassy in Dar Es Salaam. Bush is in Tanzania for a forum of regional First Ladies, hosted by his wife Laura, which will also be attended by First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • SAUL LOEB
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