Africa.com CEO and Executive Editor, Teresa Clarke, brings you a video roundup of what President Barack Obama and the First Family got up to in Senegal during the first leg of their three-country Africa tour.
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The flight to Dakar was uneventful. We were assigned personnel from the US Embassy in Senegal who escorted us in each bus and gave us a warm welcome. While Senegal is familiar stomping ground for Africa.com, for many on the plane, it was just another stop, and they were just [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama was greeted by the joyous sound of drums when he arrived for a meeting with Senegal’s President Macky Sall today. Despite the positive bilateral talks and euphoric welcome to the continent laid out by the West African nation, the condition of ailing former statesman Nelson Mandela [...]
The Africa.com team in Dakar, Senegal, share some snapshots of how local Senegalese residents prepared for the arrival of America’s First Family. CLICK on the below picture for more. ***BONUS: Watch what the streets of Senegal looked like as Obama makes his way to the Presidential Palace to meet [...]
La Fourchette is a central Dakar specialty. The restaurant is full of Dakar’s social class and serves a completely enchanting menu. Many patrons come from all over the world but not just for the tourism. Instead the restaurant sees a growing group of foreign business people. It is an odd [...]
There are a lot of resources to figure out where to go and what to take on safari, plenty of articles to tell you how beautiful Victoria Falls is, but how do you get the inside scoop on traveling to Africa if your agenda is all business? Africa.com’s editors are [...]
This story from TheRoot.com, written on the eve of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing China, documents the incursion of Chinese investors onto the African continent. State-run corporations in China have come to Africa in equally hot pursuit of valuable natural resources such as oil and copper—and customers for its exports, particularly electronics and cheap manufactured goods. China’s trade partnerships have only multiplied in the several months since the Olympics. And despite United States’ protestations about China’s humanitarian and labor rights violations, other Asian powers such as India, South Korea, and even Russia have begun to see the same opportunity in Africa. It seems the Indian Ocean century—which could remake the world order—has only just begun.