The Obamas arrive in Ghana

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Associated Press Writer

(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — President Barack Obama has landed in Ghana on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa.

He landed soon after 9 p.m. local time and met a group of dignitaries, led by President John Atta Mills. An ethnic African group danced and banged drums for Obama’s arrival.

After traveling to Russia and then Italy for a meeting of major industrial powers, Obama is making the last stop of his overseas trip in Ghana, on Africa’s west coast.

Obama will make a speech to lawmakers there and tour an oceanfront fort once used to ship slaves to the Americas.

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