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Obamas to visit Tanzania

US President Barack Obama and his family will travel to Tanzania today on the last stop of their African trip.

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Obama visits cell where Mandela spent 18 years

President Barack Obama has visited the cell on Robben Island where former South African president Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year imprisonment.

Barack Obama stands in the Robben Island prison cell in which Nelson Mandela spent 18 years. Credit: Reuters
Obama looks reflective as he leaves the cell on Robben Island. Credit: Reuters

The visit comes 15 years after Bill Clinton visited the cell with Nelson Mandela himself.

Nelson Mandela shows then US president Bill Clinton the cell in 1998. Credit: Reuters

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