Obama Travels To Africa

Obama Travels To Africa

As President Barack Obama travels to Africa, we explore issues on the agenda, including counter-terrorism, human rights and economic development.

President Obama travels on Wednesday to Africa, only the second visit of his presidency. On the schedule is a visit to South Africa, where Nelson Mandela is in critical condition. He'll also visit Tanzania, a choice some are criticizing due to human rights issues. We explore U.S. relations with African countries, and the issues on the president's agenda, including counter-terrorism, human rights and economic development.

Guests

John Allen

Executive Editor, AllAfrica.com; Author, "Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu" (Free Press)

Mark Lagon

International Relations and Security Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations

Jeffrey Gettleman

East Africa Bureau Chief, New York Times

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