President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted upon their arrival at Waterkloof Air Base Friday in Centurion, South Africa. The president is in South Africa, embarking on the second leg of his three-country African journey. The visit comes at a poignant time, with former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela ailing in a Johannesburg hospital.
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published Friday, June 28th, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG — Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s struggles in South Africa, a young Barack Obama joined campus protests in the U.S. against the racist rule that kept Mandela locked away in prison for nearly three decades.