BY Mark Babatunde, 8:52am January 21, 2017,

The 8 Times Former U.S. President Obama Visited Africa in Pictures

Barack Obama waves to a cheering audience after delivering a speech to the Ghanaian parliament. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Former President Barack Obama’s memorable eight years as America’s Commander in Chief and leader of the free world finally came to an end Friday. Obama was elected as the 44th U.S. president in a groundbreaking election in 2008, when he defeated Republican Senator John McCain, becoming the first U.S. African-American president in history.

Born in Hawaii to a Kenyan immigrant Father and a White Mother, Obama’s African ancestry is well-documented.

As the curtains fell on the Obama era this week, Face2Face Africa looks back at the seven times President Obama visited Africa as president of the United States.

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: January 21, 2017


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