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12.07.2009 Politics

Obama home from whirlwind Ghana trip

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He arrived at Andrews Air Force Base early Sunday morning, soon after midnight.

Before departing, Obama addressed residents of Ghana at the airport in the capital of Accra. He said the trip was especially meaningful for him because of his African heritage. He congratulated Ghana for its democratic traditions and said he would never forget the image of his young daughters walking through a 17th century slave fortress on the country's coast.

Obama said the message Ghana sends to the rest of the world every day is that democracy can thrive in Africa.

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