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Africa Brings Obama and Bush Together

The President and his predecessor (and their wives) are crossing paths in Tanzania. “They’ll participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam that killed 11 people and wounded 85. The presence of both men in Africa is a coincidence of sorts. Tanzania is the last stop of Mr. Obama’s Africa tour, and it’s also the site of a conference on aiding African women sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute. Since the title of the conference is the ‘First Ladies Summit,’ we’re pretty sure the White House arranged its schedule so that first lady Michelle Obama could attend the Bush-led meeting. White House officials have described the event as an important forum for promoting a larger role for women in Africa.” (Christian Science Monitor

Generals to Morsi: You have 48 Hours

Amid what is likely the largest single protest in human history, the military gave Egyptian president two days to respond to protesters demands, or else the army would take matters into their own hands. Foreign minister Mohamad Kamel Amr resigned from Morsi’s cabinet. “As the nation braced for further displays of mass dissent, other state institutions also offered fresh challenges to Mr. Morsi’s rule, with a court ruling to reinstate a top prosecutor from the era of President Hosni Mubarak whom Mr. Morsi replaced soon after coming to power last year. ” (NYTimes