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Obama vows to help Africa build 'Africa for Africans'

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Delighted crowds thronged US President Barack Obama in Tanzania Monday, as, homage paid to Nelson Mandela, he drove home the message that he wanted to help "Africa to build Africa, for Africans." 

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete (R) and US President Barack Obama hold a press conference following meetings at the State House in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013. Delighted crowds thronged Obama in Tanzania Monday, as he drove home the message that he wanted to help "Africa to build Africa, for Africans."

Obama pushed initiatives to bring power to a continent largely still in darkness, to boost regional trade with America, to tear down customs and border logjams delaying exports and to save Africa's endangered elephants and rhinos.

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