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Obama Visit a Nod to Senegal’s Democratic Track Recordi
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June 20, 2013 3:14 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama kicks off his three-country Africa tour in Senegal on June 26. The West African nation is a key U.S. ally and an anchor of stability in a region plagued by terrorism, military coups and transnational crime. The president's visit is seen as a nod to Senegal's democratic track record, and what analysts say are ongoing strides by its government to increase transparency and crack down on corruption. VOA's Anne Look has this report from the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

Obama Visit a Nod to Senegal’s Democratic Track Record

Published June 20, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama kicks off his three-country Africa tour in Senegal on June 26. The West African nation is a key U.S. ally and an anchor of stability in a region plagued by terrorism, military coups and transnational crime. The president's visit is seen as a nod to Senegal's democratic track record, and what analysts say are ongoing strides by its government to increase transparency and crack down on corruption. VOA's Anne Look has this report from the Senegalese capital, Dakar.


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