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Obama in Africa

President Obama and the first family returned to Washington on July 2 after a week-long trip to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, focusing on economic development, democracy building and private sector investment.

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President Obama will travel to sub-Saharan Africa and the price tag for the trip clocks in between $60 and $100 million. The Post’s Carol Leonnig got access to classified documents outling the trip. Update: The White House has cancelled the safari for this trip.
The Fold
June 25, 4:17 pm
  • The Fold June 25, 4:17 pm

Document: Major resources needed for Obama Africa trip

Hundreds of agents, 56 support vehicles, bullet-proof glass and hospital ship among requirements

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Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura
June 25, 4:17 pm
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White House lays out busy Africa itinerary for the Obamas

White House lays out busy Africa itinerary for the Obamas

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David Nakamura
June 25, 4:17 pm
  • David Nakamura June 25, 4:17 pm

Dana Milbank: Obama’s ill-advised visit to Tanzania

When President Obama goes to Africa at month’s end, the first African American president will have a rare opportunity to spread American U.S. values to that continent. It would be a shame if his trip...

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Dana Milbank
June 25, 4:17 pm
  • Dana Milbank June 25, 4:17 pm

Kenyans feel snubbed by Obama

Kenyans are disappointed that Obama, whose father was Kenyan, will not visit their nation

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Sudarsan Raghavan
June 25, 4:27 pm
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David Nakamura

Kenyan analyst on Obama: “People are very cynical. There is not that feeling that we have our son there--probably more of a prodigal son.”

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June 25, 5:45 pm

Ahead of Obama’s visit, Africans feel he hasn’t lived up to promises

President’s welcome on the continent will still be warm, but many believe he has not delivered on promised plans.

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David Nakamura, Sudarsan Raghavan
June 25, 6:27 pm
  • David Nakamura|Sudarsan Raghavan June 25, 6:27 pm
David Nakamura

WaPo's has a new liveblog for all our coverage of Obama's trip to Africa, along with social media highlights: http://t.co/JaxNEtwqS8

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June 25, 6:40 pm
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Artist Ouzin puts the finishing touches on a painting honouring the upcoming visit by U.S. President Obama to Dakar
JOE PENNEY
REUTERS
June 25, 6:47 pm
  • JOE PENNEY June 25, 6:47 pm
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While in Africa, President Obama is slated to visit three countries, promoting democracy and economic opportunities.
June 26, 3:48 am
  • June 26, 3:48 am
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