When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in 2008, his victory was celebrated across Africa.
With his personal connection to Kenya, many on the continent considered Obama one of their own. During his administration, Mister Obama made four trips to Sub-Saharan Africa, visiting six countries.
He emphasized trade instead of aid, launching two programs, the Young African Leaders Initiative and Power Africa.
CCTV Correspondent Angelo Coppola reports from Johannesburg.
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Joining us to discuss Barack Obama’s legacy in Africa:
- Christina Okello, journalist with Radio France International.
- Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
- J. Peter Pham, Vice President of Research and Regional Initiatives and Director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center in Washington, D.C.
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