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The Washington Post has an interesting article on the ‘elaborate security provisions’ needed to facilitate Obama’s upcoming Africa trip based on leaked documents.  Perhaps Obama took so long to go on his Africa trip due to the high cost, the Post estimates that his less than one week in three African countries could cost up to 100 million.  One wonders if in light of the ‘sequester’ environment, high ranking US officials may reduce their visits to developing countries, which would have particularly negative consequences for US engagement in Africa.

Although it seems that someone may have purposely leaked the documents in order to ruin Obama’s Tanzanian safari, all is not lost as it is apparently being replaced with a visit to Robben Island in Cape Town.