Anderson travels to Ghana later this week for an exclusive interview with President Obama who will visit Accra, the capital, after the G8 summit in Italy this week.
This is the first trip of an African-American president to Africa. Obama visited Africa as a senator and, in 2006, received a hero's welcome in his father's native Kenya.
The president will address various bilateral and regional issues with Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, the White House said in a news statement.
"The President and Mrs. Obama look forward to strengthening the U.S. relationship with one of our most trusted partners in sub-Saharan Africa, and to highlighting the critical role that sound governance and civil society play in promoting lasting development," according to the statement.
Tune in for Anderson's interview with the President next week on AC360°.
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