In this 2009 file photo, the Obamas and visit the La General Hospital in Accra, Ghana. (Photo: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo, File)
During the week-long trip, from June 26-July 3, Obama will reinforce the importance that the United States places on growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
This will be carried out by, "expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders," according to a White House statement.
Obama also plans to meet with government, business and civil society, including youth, to discuss "strategic partnerships on bilateral and gloval issues."
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