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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Obama visits Cape Coast

The photo (left)is a picture of a tour by Central Michigan University student teachers. This tour of Cape Coast Castle was taken in early December 2007. The interesting note here (right photo)is that the president had the same tour guide. Blankson had been described as the best. Obviously, the Ghanaians assume him to be the best in that he is the tour guide for the President.

The article below is the most comprehensive report on the President's trip to Ghana. The photos are personal takes. RGN

Obamas Visit Former Slave Port in Ghana By MARK S. SMITH,

ACCRA, Ghana (July 11) - America's president and Africa's son, Barack Obama dashed with pride onto the continent of his ancestors Saturday, challenging its people to shed corruption and conflict in favor of peace. Campaigning to all of Africa, he said "Yes you can."

"I say this knowing full well the tragic past that has sometimes haunted this part of the world," Obama told a riveted Ghanaian Parliament. "I have the blood of Africa within me."

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