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Bush Offers Plan to Ease War, Suffering in Africa

June 27, 2003

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Eleven days before embarking on his first trip to Africa, President Bush yesterday laid out his plans for dealing with the continent's bloody civil wars, terrorism and AIDS. Nearly 30 million Africans have HIV/AIDS. The president called on Congress to follow through on his plan to provide $15 billion over the next five years to fight the epidemic in Africa and the Caribbean. Bush said he is "absolutely determined to see it through until we have turned the tide against AIDS in Africa."

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Adapted from:
San Jose Mercury News
06.27.03; Ron Hutcheson

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