George Bush announces trip to Africa

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Map showing Africa

The White House announced that the American president George W. Bush and his wife, First Lady Laura Bush will travel to Africa, next month.

The tour, which is scheduled to take place from 15 to 21 February, will include visits to Benin, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Liberia.

The White House said the president will meet with leaders of these countries to discuss how the United States can support the continuation of democratic reforms, respect for human rights, and economic opportunities throughout the continent.

The last time Bush visited Africa was in 2003.

The White House said that during this visit, George Bush will review progress made in efforts in which Washington offers assistance to enhance economic development and the fight against HIV AIDS, malaria and other treatable diseases.

This is a complete or partial translation of the article "Bush anuncia un viaje a África" from the Spanish language Wikinews. The original article in Spanish was based on an article from VOA. VOA is in the Public Domain.