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Bush visits Zambia orphans

posted 3 Dec 2011, 10:03 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 3 Dec 2011, 10:05 ]

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and his family visit an orphanage and Peace Corps centre in Zambia during African tour. Sunita Rappai reports

ZAMBIA-BUSH ORPHANS - Former U.S. President George W Bush and his family visit a Peace Corps centre in Zambia.

Bush and wife Laura watch as their daughters take part in a traditional song and dance routine - with the former president also seeming to enjoy the music.

Later, the former first family visit an orphanage.

Bush's whistle-stop African tour, which includes Tanzania and Ethiopia, is aiming to raise health awareness across the continent.

But his visit has been eclipsed by Amnesty International's call for his arrest for human rights violations during his presidency.

It says the former president authorised the use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques that are considered torture.

The U.S. Department of State had no immediate comment.

Bush is due to fly to Ethiopia on Sunday.

Sunita Rappai, Reuters