Obama Wraps Up Africa Tour
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Tanzania gives U.S. President Barack Obama a colourful send off as he wraps up an eight-day tour of Africa on Tuesday. Some see the visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania as an attempt to play catch-up with competitor China in the fast-growing continent. Earlier in the day, Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush commemorated victims of the 1998 bombing at the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam. Obama also announced a trade initiative and efforts to stop wildlife trafficking.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NO ACCESS USA/CNN/AOL/YAHOO/WIRELESS *~ Tanzania gives U.S. President Barack Obama a colourful send off as he wraps up an eight-day tour of Africa on Tuesday. Some see the visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania as an attempt to play catch-up with competitor China in the fast-growing continent. Earlier in the day, Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush commemorated victims of the 1998 bombing at the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam. Obama also announced a trade initiative and efforts to stop wildlife trafficking. Meanwhile, First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush highlighted women's health and welfare at a summit for the first ladies of Africa. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. FIRST LADY MICHELE OBAMA, SAYING: "Women and girls are at the key to our salvation as a civilization and we all have to understand that as we make decisions about investment in health and education." Laura Bush also announced a new initiative to convene first ladies from around the world annually to support their political roles. The unusual Obama-Bush combination spotlights U.S. interest in the continent and the importance of Africa to the legacies of both presidents.