Ethiopians supporting Obama before his presidency in 2009.

Ethiopians supporting Obama before his presidency in 2009.

Almost a year after the US-Africa Leaders Summit he hosted at the White House, President Obama is slated to make visits to Ethiopia and Kenya later this month. He is the first sitting President to visit Ethiopia, a decision some are criticizing given the country’s human rights record. And this is his first visit to Kenya – the country of his father’s birth – since he was elected. We talk about what’s at stake for both the U.S. and the African nations he’s visiting during this trip.


  • Ben Leo Senior Fellow and Director of Rethinking US Development Policy initiative, Center for Global Development
  • Ofeibea Quist-Arcton Africa Correspondent, NPR


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