May 26, 2009

OURstory: Barack Obama and Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete

President Obama met with Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete in the Oval Office on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

There are over 50 countries on the African continent. For the first time in over 200 years those African nations can look at the White House and see one of their descendants serving as President of the United States. It is with that historical background that I share this photo documenting the first meeting of an African head of state with President Barack Obama. You can find more photos here.

2 comments:

Monica Roberts said...

That's so cool. Would love to know what both men were thinking at that time.

Villager said...

@Monica - We'll probably need to wait for the memoirs of each man to find out their thoughts...