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Obama ends Africa trip by joining Bush at memorial

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican predecessor President George W. Bush found common ground in Africa today, honoring the victims of a terrorist attack in an unprecedented chance encounter a world away from home.

The U.S. presidents had a brief, silent appearance together at a monument to victims of the 1998 embassy bombing here in the east African city where Bush coincidentally happened to be as Obama wrapped up a weeklong tour of the continent. While the two U.S. leaders didn’t say anything publicly, their wives engaged in a warm and chatty joint appearance at a summit on African women.

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