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Barack Obama Africa tour begins in Senegal


President has arrived in on the first leg of a three-nation tour of Africa.

This is Barack Obama’s second visit to the since he became president.

President Barack Obama has arrived in Senegal on the first leg of a three nation tour of Africa 640x426 photo

President Barack Obama has arrived in Senegal on the first leg of a three-nation tour of Africa

Barack Obama is hoping to boost economic ties with the African countries and promote good governance – all the countries he is visiting have stable democracies.

The South African leg of his trip is expected to be overshadowed by the continuing critical condition of former President .

The White House has said it will defer to the wishes of Nelson Mandela’s family over whether the former South African president is well enough to receive a visit from him in hospital.

Barack Obama, who arrived in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, on Wednesday night with his family, is due to meet the country’s President later on Thursday.

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