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Africa Breaking News: Obama Declares a New Era of US-Africa Relations

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Basking in an exuberant welcome, President Barack Obama declared a new era in U.S. relations with Africa based on strategic investment as opposed to charitable aid. Massive crowds thronged the streets of Cairo and cities around the country Sunday and marched on the presidential palace in a cheering tide of people that filled a broad avenue for blocks in an attempt to force out the Islamist president, Dr. Mohamed Morsi, with some of the most gigantic protests Egypt has seen in 2 ? years of turmoil. Challenging African youth to seize a "moment of great promise," President Barack Obama declared that the future of the young and growing continent still rests in ailing South African leader Nelson Mandela's vision for equality and opportunity.

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