“I am honoured to be here in a place of peace, to visit a champion of peace”. So said President Clinton when he arrived in Arusha on August 28 to witness, with his daughter Chelsea, former President Mandela and eight other African Presidents, the signing of a Burundi peace accord. According to the Swahili press Arusha was dazed by the Clinton visit and his retinue of 1,000. The town seemed to be taken over by US servicemen and marines. A police helicopter shadowed his motorcade of 100 vehicles. The President praised Tanzania for harbouring many refugees and for its economic and political reforms. He said that the US would be freeing $100 million year in aid for Tanzania.

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