Senegal visit: Obamas begin African tour

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_SEN130629aa001.jpegDAKAR - A year ago, things looked bleak as fires burned in cities and police fired on protesters angry that their democratic elections were being hijacked.

Senegal overcame the crisis, and some residents said Wednesday's visit from President Obama is recognition of the country's commitment to democracy in a region where despots and civil strife are not uncommon.

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