Ten Steps for Barack Obama to Take on Africa

With one year left in the White House, there remain crucial policy moves President Barack Obama should make in Africa, writes Johnnie Carson, the United States' top diplomat on Africa in the first Obama administration. First-up: a visit (even brief) to Nigeria. Plus: a White House invitation for Tanzania's new president, a peace-building mission to central Africa for Secretary of State John Kerry, a U.S. embassy in Mogdishu and a consulate in northern Nigeria, a democracy fund and elevated ties with Sudan.

President Barack Obama should visit President Buhari in Abuja or Lagos before he leaves office, says the writer.

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