This week on AFRICA 360…
Posted on: Fri 28 Jun 2013
When Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United States in 2008, there was euphoria and high expectations, particularly here in Africa.
Many in Africa expected him to put Africa policy at the top of his foreign policy agenda, because of his African roots and a perception that he had a better understanding of the continent than his predecessors.
However, almost five years down the line since he took over at the White House, some on the continent are disappointed, saying President Obama has done little for Africa, and that he has focused mainly on US domestic affairs, such as security and economic issues.
President Obama is currently in the middle of a three-country tour of Africa that the White House hopes will compensate for what some view as years of neglect by the administration of America's first black president.
This week eNCA Africa Editor Chris Maroleng looks at the dynamics surrounding President Obama’s extended African tour. His guests are Professor Chris Landsberg from the University of Johannesburg, Robert Kelley, chairperson of Democrats Abroad, as well as John McNamara, Councillor for Political affairs at the US Embassy in South Africa.
Africa 360 airs on eNCA (DSTV Channel 403).
“Africa 360: See Africa like you have never seen it before.”
Saturday, 11h30-12h00 CAT (eNews Channel Africa, DSTV 403)
Tuesday, 21h30-22h00 CAT (eAfrica Channel, DSTV 144)
Wednesday, 20h00-20h30 GMT (The Africa Channel, Sky 268)
Repeats on eNews Channel Africa (eNCA):
Sunday, 16h30-17h00 and 20h30-21h00
Tuesday : 23:30pm