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The President Takes Questions from Africa

Tonight, President Obama arrives in Ghana in his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa as President of the United States. Over the past week, we have been collecting questions, comments and words of welcome for President Obama via SMS, Twitter, Facebook and from newspapers across Africa. We shared these responses with 3 journalists in Africa, Ms. Angela Quintal of Independent Newspapers in South Africa, Mr. Mamadou Thior of Radio Television Senegal (RTS) and Mr. Peter Kimani of The Standard in Kenya. These journalists, in turn, picked a few of the questions for the President to answer.  We'll post a video and audio recording of those answers on Monday.
Tomorrow at 8:40 AM EDT the President will address the Ghanaian Parliament -- you can listen live at We'll also post the transcript and the audio of the speech soon after on our site, and get video up in the coming days.

In the meantime, we thought we'd share an interactive map which samples some of the questions.