A video and pictorial overview of the First family during their historic trip to Africa during the Summer of 2013.

Overview Of The Trip

Jul 4, 2013

This week, the First Family traveled to Africa, for a three country, four stop visit that started in Dakar, Senegal and ended in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa sandwiched in between. There were drums and dancing, crowds and ceremonial pomp and circumstance, meetings, forums, summits and town halls, and moving trips to both Goree and Robben Islands.


Jun 27, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at Martin Luther King school, an all-girls middle school in Dakar, Senegal.

On Board: Behind The Scenes

Jun 28, 2013

President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama visit Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal and tour the Masion des Esclaves (House of Slaves) Museum.

Jun 29, 2013

At the University of Johannesburg – Soweto, President Obama discusses youth empowerment and leadership with young African leaders in a town hall meeting. June 29, 2013.

Connecting Continents: Remarks From First Lady Michelle Obama

Jul 1, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama kicks off the Connecting Continents Google+ Hangout in Johannesburg, South Africa. June 29, 2013

Jul 1, 2013

In his remarks, President Obama says that America’s relationship with Africa is moving beyond the simple provision of assistance, foreign aid, to a new model of partnership between America and Africa — a partnership of equals that focuses on opportunity, democracy, and peace. June 30, 2013.

On Board: Behind The Scenes

 Jul 2, 2013

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Robben Island.

 Jul 2, 2013

At a dinner hosted in honor the President and First Lady’s visit to Tanzania, President Obama offers a toast to President Kikwete. July 1, 2013.

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