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Dakar-Based Artist Keyti Raps the News

President Barack Obama learned of the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage en route to Senegal.

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The West African nation, like many in the Sub-Saharan region, has made homosexuality a criminal offense.

At his news conference in Senegal, Obama called for equal rights for gays in Africa.

His host, Senegalese President Macky Sall, had a different point of view.

"We are not homophobic, gays are not persecuted, but for now they must accept the choices of other Senegalese," Sall said.

Despite that disagreement, many Senegalese are excited about Obama's visit, says Dakar-based artist Keyti, who raps the news on Senegalese TV.

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