June 26th, 2013
02:18 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama heads to Africa to promote investment, democracy

(CNN) - President Barack Obama flies across the Atlantic on Wednesday for a trip that takes him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.

The trip aims to bolster investment opportunities for U.S. businesses, address development issues such as food security and health, and promote democracy.


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  1. Marie MD

    Before the haters start their vitriol. Your shrub #43 was happier in African than in the US and he spent a good deal of time traveling there when he wasn't taking 1/3 of his presidency to spend time on that ugly ranch of his in Texas.

    June 26, 2013 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  2. S. B. Stein

    We need democracy that is stable, not corrupt, follows the rule of law (if they like it or not), and be able to explain why they do things they do.

    June 26, 2013 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  3. Guest

    Hasnt the U.S. pumped enough money into Africa? At some point you have to stand on your own two feet and get your stuff together.

    June 26, 2013 07:24 am at 7:24 am |