President Obama Delivers Remarks at University of Cape Town

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The First Family Arrives in Capetown

President Obama speaking to the students and citizens at University of Cape Town. Watch it live here. We’ll post full video and photos when available.

The First Family Visits Robben Island

President Obama visits the Robben Island prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment.

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From left, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, Ahmed Kathrada, former prisoner with Nelson Mandela guiding the tour, U.S. President Back Obama, Marian Robinson and Leslie Robinson, look out over the courtyard of the prison on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Former South African president Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term on the island locked up by the former apartheid government. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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US President Barack Obama (R), and First Lady Michelle Obama (2L) listen to former prisoner Ahmed Kathrada with Michelle Obama’s mother Marian Robinson (L) as they tour the limestone quarry where prisoners worked on Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa on June 30, 2013. President Barack Obama was “deeply humbled” by a visit to the cell where Nelson Mandela spent years as a prisoner, in a solemn homage Sunday to the critically ill hero he was unable to see in Pretoria. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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U.S. President Barack Obama, second from left, and the first family tour a rock quarry where Robben Island prisoners once worked near Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Robben Island is an historic Apartheid-era prison that held black political prisoners including former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. From left, tour guide Ahmed Kathrada, Obama, daughter Sasha, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Malia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama and his family listen to Robben Island prison guide Ahmed Kathrada, who was an inmate with Nelson Mandela

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The University of Capetown

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The President tours the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre with Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
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45 Responses to President Obama Delivers Remarks at University of Cape Town

  1. rikyrah says:

    Good bye South Africa

    good bye south africa 2013

  2. rikyrah says:

    The First Family in Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell

    first family  in mandelas cell

  3. vitaminlover says:

    I looooooooovvvvvvee my First Family! YES I DO. I love my First Family and am proud of them too!

  4. rikyrah says:

    A student raps for President Barack Obama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as they visit with program participants at the Desmond Tutu HIV Center in Cape Town, South Africa

    http://youtu.be/-jmBm48JWoI

  5. rikyrah says:

    SAFRICA-DIPLOMACY-OBAMA-ROBBEN ISLAND
    US President Barack Obama looks out the window from the cell where Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist, was once jailed on Robben Island, on June 30, 2013. Paying homage to the 94-year-old former South-African president, who is critically ill in hospital, Obama stared into the stark cell where Mandela spent two thirds of his 27 years in jail.
    —–AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

  6. rikyrah says:

    SAFRICA-DIPLOMACY-US-OBAMA
    US President Barack Obama (L) embraces Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu following a tour of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 30, 2013. Obama was “deeply humbled” by a visit to the cell where Nelson Mandela spent years as a prisoner, in a solemn homage Sunday to the critically ill hero he was unable to see in Pretoria.
    —AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

  7. Student sings “At Last” to First Lady Michelle Obama

  8. rikyrah says:

    zizi2 @zizii2

    @DavidNakamura @WaPo did u ever hve a WORTHY hero when u were in college? #PBO’s reveres Pres #Mandela for his ability to luv those who hate
    2:02 PM – 30 Jun 2013

  9. Good job, Ametia!

    AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. rikyrah says:

    David Nakamura ✔ @DavidNakamura

    Just finished my WaPo print story on Obama’s day chasing Mandela’s ghosts in S. Africa. In WH pool again Sun. when Potus tours Robben Island

    zizi2 @zizii2

    @DavidNakamura read this piece abt the real Africa today, not ur tarzanesque ignorance, to understand PBO’s trip. http://theobamadiary.com/2013/06/26/clueless-media-president-obamas-in-africa-cuz-it-has-top-10-fastest-growing-economies-in-the-world/
    1:10 PM – 30 Jun 2013

    • Ametia says:

      Put the paddle to that ASS, Zizi! These stupid mofos are worthless POS. They do nothing but sully the narrative, instead of bringing any meaningful dialogue or educated facts to their story. Just LAZY STENOGRAPHERS.

  11. rikyrah says:

    David Nakamura ✔ @DavidNakamura

    Just finished my WaPo print story on Obama’s day chasing Mandela’s ghosts in S. Africa. In WH pool again Sun. when Potus tours Robben Island

    zizi2 @zizii2

    @DavidNakamura Since u failed spectacularly in ur pre-trip screed to tarnish #PBO for making Africa trip, u now resort to manufactured turd
    1:07 PM – 30 Jun 2013

  12. rikyrah says:

    David Nakamura ✔ @DavidNakamura

    Just finished my WaPo print story on Obama’s day chasing Mandela’s ghosts in S. Africa. In WH pool again Sun. when Potus tours Robben Island

    zizi2 @zizii2

    @DavidNakamura Chasing ghosts? BS! You obviously don’t care shit abt economic growth promise of countries in Africa, the reason PBO is there
    1:04 PM – 30 Jun 2013

  13. rikyrah says:

    The audio of the speech

    http://youtu.be/362t_VoLw0M

  14. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama announces a summit with African leaders to help launch a new chapter in U.S.- Africa relations. Summit will be next year.
    11:53 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  15. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Power Africa Initiative that Pres. Obama talked about will begin with these 6 countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria & Tanzania
    11:51 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  16. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama praises Nelson Mandela for his ability to use power for good and voluntarily give up power when the time was right. Crowd cheers
    11:42 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  17. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS on Power Africa: “A new initiative that will double access to power in sub-saharan Africa.” Helps homes & schools into the 21st Cent.
    11:40 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  18. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS: “I’m calling on America to up our game when it comes to Africa.” Talks about ways U.S. will engage in trade with Africa.
    11:35 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  19. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama: “If the dignity of all people in Africa is upheld, then America will also be inspired by you.”
    11:34 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  20. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama: “I’ve traveled to Africa because my bet is on the young people who are the heart of this continent. I’m betting on you.”
    11:32 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  21. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama: “Progress has come to Africa but it’s not fast enough for the woman who is raped in Eastern Congo.” Students nod their heads.
    11:30 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  22. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS: “It would have been seen as impossible that less than 50 years later, an African American would address this crowd as President.”
    11:24 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  23. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama says he wasn’t interested in politics or activism until Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko and the Movement for Divestment.
    11:26 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  24. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS mentions that while RFK addressed SA in 1966, James Meredith was shot in America while inspiring black people to register to vote.
    11:23 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  25. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama quotes from Bobbie Kennedy’s “Ripples of Hope” speech given in 1966. #SouthAfrica #CapetownUniversity
    11:21 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  26. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS on anti-apartheid movement: “I knew that I could be part of something bigger than myself. That my own salvation was bound with others”
    11:20 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  27. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama says Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement shook him out of his cynicism as a 19 year old college student.
    11:20 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  28. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama says the anti-apartheid movement woke up his passion for activism. It was a positive outlet for his anger and helplessness.
    11:19 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  29. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS on attending CA college: “I was not always focused on my studies. There were a lot of distractions and I enjoyed those distractions.”
    11:17 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  30. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama: “Mandela’s spirit could never be imprisoned because his legacy is here for all to see.”
    11:15 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  31. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama gets on stage to huge cheers. Addresses the crowd in their native tongue and gets thumbs up from the students. #SouthAfrica
    11:13 AM – 30 Jun 2013

  32. Ametia says:

    PBO: ‘People learn to HATE, and if they love to hate, they can learn to LOVE.”

  33. Ametia says:

    PBO: Elections, free and fair in Zimbabwe. These are things that America stands for, not perfectly, but this is what my adminstration stands for.

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