The president used his first African visit – to the democratic bastion of Ghana – to signal a harder-line US approach to dealing with corrupt African leaders.
The day after President Obama's historic trip to Ghana, analysts find few concrete details about future policy shifts.
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The visit is seen as a reward for Ghana's commitment to good governance and democracy. There's also newfound oil and a photo-op at a former slave fort.
She'll face tough questioning, but even Republicans expect her to be confirmed.
The nation has elected a black man as president, but that hasn't erased deep-seated racism or economic inequalities.
President Obama arrives in Ghana this weekend, but China's booming Africa presence may mean that he'll have less leverage to advance US interests than his predecessors.
Afghanistan operations in the future could be affected.