Barack Obama’s election as the first African-American president of the U.S. brought pride to Kenya, where his father was born, as well as to Africa as a whole. But it remains to be seen whether African policy will be a priority for the Obama administration.
The Bush administration increased aid and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa and remains more popular on that continent than in other foreign regions.
Todd Moss, a senior fellow and director of the Emerging Africa Project at the Center for Global Development, joins Martin Savidge to discuss whether Obama will make major changes to President Bush’s African policy, what approach the new president should take, the situation in Somalia and other priorities in Africa.
Read what a Worldfocus contributing blogger had to say: Top priorities for President Obama’s Africa team.