President Obama will visit Africa in June for the second time in his presidency. He visited Egypt and Ghana in 2009, but has not returned since.
The trip, scheduled for June 26 to July 3, will take Obama to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. And accordingto The Hill, the goal of the trip is to “[reinforce] the importance that the United States places on [its] deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa.”
To that end, Obama will be meeting with business, civic, and government leaders with a “focus on increasing U.S. trade and investment and boosting African economies and democratic institutions.”
Another goal of the trip is the advancement of “regional and global peace and prosperity.”