President Obama is in Senegal today for the first leg of his trip to Africa.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar is traveling with the president and joins "Early Start" live from the capital of Dakar with details on his trip.
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.
This morning President Obama is in Germany, where he'll make a speech at the Brandenburg Gate.
The president spent the last two days involved in high-level diplomacy with world leaders at the G-8 Summit in Ireland.
Brianna Keilar is in Berlin with details.