President Barack Obama leaves Thursday for a trip to Ethiopia and Kenya, homeland of his father, as he highlights growth in American economic links with sub-Saharan Africa.
Obama arrives in Kenya Friday, where he will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. Later, he will become the first American president to visit Ethiopia.
Human rights groups have criticized Obama's trip to Ethiopia because of the country's handling of political dissent.
Late Wednesday, Obama spoke about trade with Africa at a White House reception marking the signing of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Read more. Source | Voice of America