Why Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

President Obama Greets Residents of Goree Island, Senegal

In an essay at thegrio.com Lola Adesioye  describes President Barack Obama first major trip to Africa during his presidency as “vital.”

He writes that Obama’s trip is  so important because America needs to “secure a relationship with the continent which is, without a doubt, on its way to becoming one of the world’s most powerful regions.”

“The fortunes of the west have been on the decline, with recurring recessions and economic stagnation, while prosperity in the emerging world – Africa, especially – has been on a steep upward curve,” he continues.

Read the entire essay at the Grio.

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