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Barack and Michelle Obama tour the continent to promote American interests
Posted: 28/06/2013 12:45 PM

THE WORLD'S most powerful couple are in the middle of a week-long tour of Africa.

US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama are scheduled to visit three countries on their travels - Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.

The couple and their daughters spent the weekend in South Africa, seeing historic reminders of the Apartheid era, such as Robben Island, and will now conclude the visit in Tanzania.

The Obamas' diplomatic trip is to strengthen American ties, promote democracy and further economic opportunities.