Obama lands in Ghana on historic Africa trip
2009-07-11 09:26:08 GMT2009-07-11 17:26:08 (Beijing Time)
US President Barack Obama (2nd L) and first lady Michelle Obama greet Ghana's President John Atta Mills and his wife Ernestina Naadu Mills (L) upon Obama's arrival in Accra, Ghana, July 10, 2009. [Agencies]
US President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle Obama and their children Malia and Sasha (2nd R) arrive in Accra, Ghana, July 10, 2009. Obama was given a hero's welcome in Ghana on Friday on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office as the first African American president of the United States. [Agencies]
A woman waves a US flag as she waits for the arrival of US President Barack Obama outside Kotoka International Airport in Ghana July 10, 2009. [Agencies]
People shout slogans and wave flags as they wait for the arrival of US President Barack Obama outside Kotoka International Airport in Ghana July 10, 2009. [Agencies]
ACCRA, Ghana: US President Barack Obama has landed in Ghana on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.
He landed soon after 9 pm local time and met a group of dignitaries, led by President John Atta Mills. An ethnic African group danced and banged drums for Obama's arrival.
After traveling to Russia and then Italy for a meeting of major industrial powers, Obama is making the last stop of his overseas trip in Ghana, on Africa's west coast.
Obama will make a speech to lawmakers there and tour an oceanfront fort once used to ship slaves to the Americas.