United States President Barack Obama visits Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa between 26 of June and 3 of July 2013. Dr. Scott Firsing, former SAIIA Bradlow Fellow in 2012, is interviewed on US engagement with the African continent, which has been the subject of his research.
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Key questions asked of Dr Firsing in this video include:
- President Obama will be visiting Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa this week. How would you define US engagement with the African continent at present?
- The Obama administration has developed what they call a “strategy” for better engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa. Why is there a need for this strategy?
- What do you think President Obama will be remembered for from an African perspective specifically?
This is number twelve in a series of video interviews by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).