Obama Begins Three-Nation Africa Tour in Senegal

On June 26th 2013, US President Barack Obama landed in Senegal to begin his three-nation trip to Africa, which will also include Tanzania and South Africa. He is scheduled to meet with Senegalese President Macky Sall on Thursday June 27th and then civil leaders at Goree Island, which was once the center of the Atlantic slave trade.

According to White House spokesman Jay Carney “Presidential trips to regions of the world like Africa bring enormous benefits in terms of our relationship with the countries visited and the countries in the region…The trip itself will not be the end point of our engagement, but will enhance it, deepen it and further it.” Barack Obama also plans on meeting with young people including  a town hall meeting in Soweto, which shows his commitment in investing in the future of African youth.

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201306270274.html

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