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President Obama is in South Africa tonight the latest -- on his latest stop rather -- his -- war.
There were some anti American demonstrations today in the country is preparing for the loss of one of its heroes.
But the real trouble is 6000 miles away in Egypt where one American is dead tonight.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is traveling with the president.
President Obama arrived in South Africa just as speculation has reached a fever pitch here about the declining health of this nation's first black president.
Nelson Mandela warm -- -- -- -- En route to Johannesburg aboard Air Force One the president made a rare appearance in the press gathered to talk on the record with reporters.
While his staff would not allow TV cameras theory is audio of mr.
Obama making clear he will not try to meet with Mandela who is on life support.
People would further complicated already desperate situation.
Why don't you -- up.
Last thing I want.
Don't I don't know.
The president added Mandela's legacy of bringing people together fits into the hopeful message he's trying to project of this trip about US foreign aid.
Helping propel some of the fastest growing economies in the world I believe that.
Africa is rising as the president spoke there was violence raging on the other side of this continent in Egypt.
-- American citizen was caught in the crossfire and killed.
Some protesters carried pictures of the US ambassador to Egypt and Paterson with an X across her face.
She's allegedly too close to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
Protesters also chanted down with the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood had more -- -- As they build to a massive demonstration planned for Sunday and who -- -- -- Aides traveling with the president say there watching Egypt very closely.
And are urging that -- -- allow his citizens to peacefully express their opinions.
And avoid a crackdown that State Department officials fear -- could lead to the situation spinning out of control.
We do not want to see violence.
And -- -- to and -- dialogue and consensus and compromise.
So that he just can move forward and the Egyptian people can be successful.
Now the American was killed when protesters stormed an off face of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood just in the last few moments the US State Department -- issued an urgent travel warning for Americans in Egypt the sign of just how volatile the situation.
-- -- -- -- traveling with the president in South Africa.
Ed thank you.
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