Obama's Africa trip long overdue

  • Article by: Washington Post Editorial
  • Updated: June 26, 2013 - 11:08 AM

President Obama's tour of Africa this week has been defined as much by the countries he is skipping as those he is visiting. Among those excluded from the itinerary are Kenya, the homeland of  Obama's father, where the newly elected president and vice president are under indictment by the International Criminal Court; and Nigeria, the continent's most populous country, which recently was accused by the State Department of "gross human rights violations" in its campaign against Islamic extremists.

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