NEWS: OBAMA to avoid KENYA in his African visit - TANZANIA and South Africa in his PLANS

Tuesday, the 21st of May 2013 - It has emerged that US President Barack Obama will once again give Kenya a wide berth when he visits several African countries in June.
Among the countries that will be on Obama’s itinerary next month are Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama, who has Kenyan ancestry, has not visited the country since he became US President.

During his first visit to Africa, Obama spent most of his time in Ghana where he gave an address to the national assembly. His upcoming visit is expected to centre on a visit to ailing South African statesman, Nelson Mandela.

In June last year, the White House launched a sweeping new strategy to establish better economic and security links in Africa to counter the Chinese influence.

A statement from the White House said Obama will be demonstrating his “commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa” during the visit.

Obama will be accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama during the visit.