July 11, 2015
Hruby on Obama's Africa Visit
Whether Mr. Obama focuses publicly on the threat posed by Somali-based Al-Shabaab terrorists, who have in the recent past carried out attacks in Kenya, the spectre of terrorism will affect the tenor of the trip to his father's homeland.
Upbeat talk of trade and investment, rather than anxieties over Al-Shabaab, are likely to be at the top of Mr Obama's public agenda, says Ms. Aubrey Hruby, author of The Next Africa, a new book highlighting Nairobi's emergence as a centre of technological innovation.
She says a large part of the president's visit will be taken up by the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, where he is sure to point to the promise of a rising generation of African innovators.