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Obama returns to South Africa as Mandela's health remains uncertain

Flags on the streets of Pretoria as South Africa prepares to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama. His visit comes at a time of tremendous uncertainly as former President Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition in the hospital (SOUNDBITE)(English) JOHANNESBURG RESIDENT THABISSA SAYING: "I think he can come, but I think maybe it should not be an official visit because at this time I think he should maybe respect what's actually happening and taking place in the country, because no-one can really focus on his visit right now." Other see it as a time for Obama to say his farewells. (SOUNDBITE)(English) JOHANNESBURG RESIDENT DAVID BRANDON SAYING: "Mr. Mandela, in his current state, I just think it's a bad coincidence the timing of the visit, but maybe hopefully Obama can make time out of his schedule to go say hello and good-bye." Obama made his first visit to Robben Island in 2006, before he become the U.S. president. He entered a cell i

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