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Obama tries to escape George W. Bush’s long shadow in Africa

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On his week-long trip to Africa, President Obama knew it would be hard to escape his predecessor’s long shadow when it comes to making the continent a priority for U.S. time and resources, but he’s trying anyway. Before he left for his first extended trip to the sub-Sahara, the president was already wrestling with a media narrative that he let down the African people who expected far more...

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