President Obama will visit Dakar, Senegal, next month, according to reports in the Senegalese press.
The newspaper L’As said today that the president will be in Dakar June 26 to 28 and will be accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sacha.
Newspapers in South Africa have also been reporting an upcoming visit by the American president.
Obama’s only other sub-Saharan African travel was in 2009, when he made a short trip to Ghana and delivered a major policy address in Accra.
Tanzania has also been mentioned as a possible stop, with Rwanda mentioned as a less likely choice.