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Bush Pledges Not to Build Military Bases in Africa

U.S. President George Bush and Ghanian President John Agyekum Kufuor speak during a joint press conference in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday.
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U.S. President George Bush and Ghanian President John Agyekum Kufuor speak during a joint press conference in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday.

In Ghana on Wednesday, President Bush dispelled worries that the United States wants to build a military base in Africa. Ghana was the fourth stop on his five-country tour of Africa.

At a joint press conference with the Ghanian president, John Kufuor, Bush also announced plans for more aid to fight malaria and HIV/AIDS in the country.

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