Africa.com Invited to Join Obama Trip to Africa

NEW YORK and JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa.com, the world's largest and fastest growing Africa- related website, was invited to join the White House Traveling Press Corps to cover President Obama's historic visit to Africa.

Africa.com joins CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, Reuters, The New York Times, AP, and other major media in its coverage of the First Family's seven day trip to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Nixon visited China in 1972 and changed the way Americans viewed China by reopening trade between the two nations, and paving the way for the critical relationship that bond these superpowers in the new millennium.  Reagan visited Russia in 1987, and during that trip gave an impassioned speech at the Berlin Wall, which is credited for paving the path to the end of the Cold War.

Obama's visit to Africa in 2013 is expected to be similarly profound.  This visit gives the American people images of Africa that are in contrast to the stereotypes many Americans have of Africa.  The president quite intentionally begins the visit in Senegal to showcase a country that represents a strong democracy with free and fair elections, and a range of institutions that provide a foundation for sustained good governance, including an independent Supreme Court.

The journey continues to South Africa and to Tanzania.  Much of the trip is focused on the economic  opportunities between the US and various African countries.  Seven out of ten of the world's fastest growing economies are located in Africa, and Africa presents an attractive environment for US investment.  

President Obama is expected to give the defining speech of this visit at the University of Cape Town on Sunday evening.

Africa.com extensive coverage of the Obama trip includes producing real time news coverage, photo slide shows, exclusive video news reports, and a daily diary on the experience by the company's executive editor.  The trip is being photographed for Africa.com by senior photographer Arnold Lewis.

Africa.com's Chairman, CEO and Executive Editor Teresa Clarke commented, "Being accepted into the White House Traveling Press Corps is an acknowledgement of the quality of journalism Africa.com brings to our readers, and the size and breadth of our audience.  We are honored to be invited into this group of the largest and most important media organizations in the United States."

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debra.winter@africa.com  

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SOURCE Africa.com



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