Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Hissene Habré: Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Trump's First 100 Days - Simpsons Style

Read more

THE DEBATE

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 2)

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

High school students make their voice heard while Marine goes fishing

Read more

FOCUS

Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Colombia: FARC disarmament leads to baby boom

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

French presidential election: Comparing Macron and Le Pen's economic proposals

Read more

ENCORE!

Deep Purple: 'To plan a last gig, that's very frightening!'

Read more

Africa

Beacon of hope for democracy in Africa

Video by Emmanuelle SODJI , Christophe BAUER

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-07-10

It's Obama-mania in Ghana as the US president prepares for a flying visit to the country on Friday. Barack Obama is there to push his message that conflict-tainted Africa needs good governance and economic progress.

In this new edition of the FOCUS programme, FRANCE 24 reports on Obama’s visit to Ghana.

It's Obama-mania in Ghana, as the country gears up for a presidential visit on Friday, his first to sub-Saharan Africa.


During his 24-hour visit Barack Obama will, along with his family, tour one of the continent's former largest slave trading posts.


It's been said he wants to stress the connection between Africa and the rest of the world in the 21st century, choosing Ghana as a 'golden child' of democracy on the continent.


To discuss the report, Hannah Rose Hoexter is joined by Jim Kolbe, senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund.

Date created : 2009-07-10

COMMENT(S)