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Obama faces protest in South Africa, is unlikely to meet with ailing Mandela

Public Radio International (PRI) -At the U.S. embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday, hundreds of protestors organized a peaceful protest of President Barack Obama who they say has not delivered on the promises made after his 2008 election.

The protestors were demonstrating against U.S. policy on Cuba, the war in Afghanistan, global warming and human rights violations including the continued use of the Guantanamo Bay prison.  Read more.


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