12 ways Africa will remember Barack Obama
Obama gets a rock star's welcome on his first visit to Kenya. Photo: AFP/Getty/dailymail.co.uk

12 Ways Africa Will Remember Barack Obama, First Black US President

By Dana Sanchez, 1:43 pm AFKI Original

Barack Obama’s 2008 election as U.S. president inspired millions of Africans with hopes that strong ties to Kenya, country of his father’s birth, would mean increased U.S. involvement. Some believe Obama will leave office Jan. 20, 2017, falling short of those expectations. He has been blamed for not making African issues a top priority of his foreign policy. Others say he leaves a lasting legacy that will live on — especially in Africa’s young leaders.

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