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Obama paying tribute to Mandela in S. Africa.

Byline: Nedra Pickler

JOHANNESBURG -- President Barack Obama is meeting with South Africa's leader in a visit that will pay tribute to the legacy of critically ill former President Nelson Mandela.

As Obama harkens back to Mandela's leadership against apartheid, he'll also be trying to engage Africa's future. He has a youth town hall Saturday at the University of Johannesburg, where he'll receive an honorary law degree.

Obama's day is scheduled to begin with a bilateral meeting and news conference with President Jacob Zuma. They'll be meeting only about a 10-minute drive from the Pretoria hospital where 94-year-old Mandela lies in critical condition. But the president has indicated that he's not angling for a visit and that he doesn't want to be obtrusive.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
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Date:Jun 29, 2013
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