Africa

Obama Talks Trade, 'Engagement' in Africa

A veritable fountain of buzzwords

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In Tanzania, President Barack Obama and President Jikaya Kikwete have discussed plans to step up economic engagement with the continent and a "new model" for U.S. assistance.

The Obamas received a warm airport welcome from President Jikaya Kikwete and his wife, complete with a marching band, and women dressed in traditional "khanga" skirts bearing Obama's picture.

In a news conference after bilateral talks, both leaders took questions about the development, trade and investment agenda of Obama's trip.  President Obama reiterated a key objective of his new model for engagement.