Obama’s tour of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania comes just three months after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a splash by visiting Africa on his first overseas trip. Unlike China’s leaders, the US president has been slow to arrive and choosy in his countries
Hundreds of South Africans protested President Barack Obama's visit for what they called a failure to meet expectations and promises. The second stop of President Obama's tour, the visit has become increasingly complicated with the deteriorating health of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
With very little information available regarding the deteriorating health of South Africa's former-President Nelson Mandela, foreign media is waiting outside the hospital for him to either die or dramatically improve. Their vigil is angering some South Africans, including parts of the Mandela family.
Analysis: When the US president lands in Senegal late Wednesday on his first visit to the continent in four years, he comes laden with the weight of surveillance scandals at home and disillusionment abroad.