US-Africa – Obama calls for new approach based on partnership and trade

Africa Sustainable Conservation News


Obama backs ‘new model’ for Africa in Tanzania speech

President Obama said the model should be based on trade and partnership


US President Barack Obama has said he wants a “new model” for development during his first visit to Tanzania.

Mr Obama and his family were greeted by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and troupes of dancers as they arrived in the main city of Dar es Salaam.

In a speech on the last leg of his Africa tour, the US president said Tanzania had the potential to transform the region.

Trade was expected to top the agenda in his talks with business leaders.


Asked whether the US had done enough to help the continent, he said: “Ultimately the goal here is for Africa to build Africa for Africans.

“Our job is to be a partner in the process and Tanzania has been one of our best partners.”

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