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Bush heads to Africa with AIDS, Liberia and terrorism on the agenda

US President George W. Bush was due to leave for a whirlwind five-nation tour of Africa, seeking to prove that America cares about the continent’s misery, but also to bolster his war on terrorism. Bush was set to leave Washington late Monday and arrive in the west African state of Senegal early Tuesday, before moving on to South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria — an itinerary the White House has said will focus on African success stories. He will avoid the summit of the African Union, which draws the continent’s leaders to Maputo, Mozambique, between July 10-12, and steer clear of Kenya, presumably because of security concerns. Full Story

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