President Obama heads overseas to Africa today. His trip will take him to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa, making it his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.
CNN reporters around the globe are following the agenda.
The president will spend seven days on the continent as he plans to meet with the leaders of those countries to focus on diplomacy and bridge building. But he has no plans, for now, to see ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela.