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Bush Pledges Not to Build Military Bases in Africa

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Bush Pledges Not to Build Military Bases in Africa

Bush Pledges Not to Build Military Bases in Africa

Bush Pledges Not to Build Military Bases in Africa

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U.S. President George Bush and Ghanian President John Agyekum Kufuor speak during a joint press conference in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. President George Bush and Ghanian President John Agyekum Kufuor speak during a joint press conference in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday.

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SCOTT SIMON, host:

A quick look at two nations gives you a sense of the promise and problems of Africa. In a moment, we'll visit Kenya where that universal sign of progress, the cell phone, has become a tool of terror. We begin in Ghana, the latest nation to welcome a visitor, President Bush, who may be paving the way for the American military headquarters. Here's NPR's Gwen Thompkins.