President Continues African Tour

By: NBC, Associated Press
By: NBC, Associated Press
President Obama is in the eastern African nation of Tanzania Monday. He and the First Lady dined with Tanzania

MGN Online

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - President Obama attends an official dinner at the Tanzania presidential state house, where he and the First Lady broke bread with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete. The two leaders toasted to strengthen economic ties. This is the third stop on Obama's African tour, after stopping in Senegal and South Africa.

While in Tanzania, the President says the deaths of 19 firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire are a heartbreaking reminder that emergency personnel put their lives on the line every day while rushing toward danger.

Obama says his administration is prepared to help Arizona investigate how the deaths happened. He predicted the incident will force government leaders to answer broader questions about how they handle increasingly destructive and deadly wildfires.

On Tuesday President Obama and former President George W. Bush will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the deadly 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy that killed eleven people. The embassy has since relocated.

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