US President, Barrack Obama, on a two-day visit to Senegal
The US President Barack Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday evening and held talks on Thursday with the country’s president, Macky Sall. After meeting the Senegalese president, Mr. Obama told reporters in Dakar that Africa had made great strides in achieving democracy and that Senegal was one of the strongest partners of the United States on the continent. He praised the country for being a good example of good governance. He is expected to stay in Senegal for two days and then fly to South Africa. The last leg of his African trip will be Tanzania. US officials said President Obama had excluded Kenya, where his father was born, because the country’s new president, Uhuru Kenyatta, was indicted by the International Criminal Court and that fact made the visit politically impossible. The three countries he chose to visit are stable nations.