Barack Obama visited Goree Island near Dakar, Senegal on June 27, 2013. The island is where African slaves in past centuries were shipped west. This wasn’t the only area of Africa he visited though. Check out this photo of a small child waiting to see Obama and notice, he’s a birther! His shirt reads “Welcome home Mr. President.” But he wasn’t the only one getting his “birther” on.
The Washington Post reports:
“The questions we get are, ‘Why has the president not been to Africa more?’ ” deputy national security director Benjamin Rhodes said. “That tracks with our belief that there is extraordinary potential on the continent. If we look back in 20 years, 30 years from now, we may see this as a potentially pivotal moment in which Africa took off.”
Aides sketched out an ambitious itinerary for Obama, including bilateral meetings with the presidents of the three countries, as well as visits to Senegal’s Supreme Court to emphasize the importance of an independent judicial system and to a Tanzanian power plant to highlight programs to increase access to electricity.
Obama also plans to speak with youth leaders in Cape Town, South Africa, building on the administration’s focus on developing the next generation of political leadership on a continent where nearly one-third of the population is between the ages of 10 and 24. He will deliver a major address at a prominent university in that city to lay out his second-term Africa policy.
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