Obama Returns From History-Making Visit to Africa

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President Barack Obama is now back in Washington after wrapping up his weeklong, three-nation trip abroad with a history-making visit to Africa.

The people of Ghana were overjoyed by the visit of America's first black president.

CBN News interviewed Tony Das, former West and Central African Bureau chief for the Voice of America, for more analysis about the president's trip to Africa.

During a speech to the Ghanain Parliament, the president declared he had "the blood of Africa within him."

But his message to much of the rest of Africa was tough on the corruption and poor governance that he said has held the continent back.

He encouraged young Africans they have the power to get things done.

"You have the power to hold your leaders accountable and to build institutions that serve the people," Obama said. "You can conquer disease, end conflicts and make change from the bottom up. You can do that. Yes you can."

Obama is the third straight U.S. president to visit the tropical African nation of Ghana.

According to news reports, many Kenyans were disappointed that President Obama did not visit his father's homeland of Kenya on his first presidential trip to Africa.

Source: The Associated Press, New York Times

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