Obama's Agenda in Africa

Friday, July 10, 2009

As Ghana prepares for President Obama's arrival, excitement is running high among Africans both in Africa and in the United States. Will Ross, BBC correspondent in Accra, Ghana, joins The Takeaway to set the scene for President Obama's first official trip to Sub-Saharan Africa. Also, international business editor for The New York Times Marcus Mabry and Owen Kibenge, a journalist who recently left Uganda, discuss the challenges that Obama has faced this week at the G8 meeting in L'Aquila, Italy and will face during his brief stop in Ghana.

"He's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He should've gone to Nairobi—not just because he comes from Kenya, but because of the strategic interests of the United States."
—Owen Kibenge, a journalist who recently left Uganda

Guests:

Owen Kibenge, Marcus Mabry and Will Ross

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