July 1st, 2013
12:21 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama begins visit to strategic Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN) – Tanzanians, hundreds wearing white shirts and hats bearing President Barack Obama's face, said "karibu," or "welcome," to the U.S. leader as they lined the street - temporarily renamed "Obama Avenue" - leading to the State House on Monday.

Tanzania is the latest democratic country the president is visiting to promote the White House's increased partnership with Africa amid criticism the administration has focused its attention on other areas of the globe and only primarily military interests in Africa.

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  1. saywhat

    "Primarily military interests". Well thats what are all about now.

    July 1, 2013 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  2. saywhat

    'we are all about now". Pardon the mistake folks.

    July 1, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    An important Presidential trip that will yield some economic benefits to both nations. However, China, unencumbered by old colonialist disdain for the African continent, got there first and will reap larger rewards. Well, better late than never.

    July 1, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    This should make Americans proud, but I'm sure Rush & company will find some ill spirited things to say.

    July 1, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    "Obama Avenue" has a nice ring to it. "Obama Elementary" or "Obama High School" sound even better.

    July 1, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    He screwed up Northern Africa... give him some time and he'll screw up Southern Africa as well.

    July 1, 2013 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. ST

    I have never seen a country which is more friendly like Tanzania. I have been there several times, and people there all the time make a stranger feel at home. They have been doing it to "W" (may be thats why he doesn't stop going there). Now there are doing it to Pres. Obama. Anyone who feels he/she misses to be loved, just take a trip to Tanzania. These people are incredible. If you do not believe me, just ask people who have been in this country, they will tell you.

    July 1, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |