US President Barack Obama and the First lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to visit some selected African nations from the 26th of June on a second trip to the black continent since Obama’s election as President of the United States of America.
It has been noticed however that the President has once again boycott Nigeria which should have been among the president’s point of contact as Africa’s most populous state with one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania from June 26 – July 3.
The White House has been silent on why the US President snubbed Nigeria but it is an open secret how the Jonathan government has come under severe criticism from the US over its violation of human rights as security forces combat the terrorist group Boko Haram.
“President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 – July 3. The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders,” part of the White House statement reads.
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