Africa to welcome Obama "home" to a continent that feels ignored

July 21, 2015 04:22


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When U.S. President Barack Obama visits Africa later this week, he will be welcomed by a continent that had expected closer attention from a man they claim as their son.

Many Africans wonder why Obama has not made development on their continent more of a priority in his two terms in office. The year he took office, 2009, was also the year China overtook the United States as Africa's biggest trade partner.

Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia later in July, his third major trip to Sub-Saharan Africa after traveling to Ghana in 2009 and to Tanzania, Senegal and South Africa in 2011.

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