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Obama: Africa's Promise Challenged By Tyranny

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Obama: Africa's Promise Challenged By Tyranny

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Obama: Africa's Promise Challenged By Tyranny

Obama: Africa's Promise Challenged By Tyranny

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President Obama was in Africa Saturday morning, where he both praised and admonished leaders in Africa. Obama, calling himself an American leader with the "blood of Africa" within him, told the Ghanaian parliament that the continent has the potential for peace and prosperity. But that potential will become reality only if tyranny and corruption come to an end.

This is Obama's first visit as president to sub-Saharan Africa, and he's received a tremendous welcome. Host Scott Horsley talks with host Scott Simon about the president's trip.

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