BBC World Service will air the full BBC interview with President Obama at 1700 ET today. This will replace HARDtalk on the program schedule. And, today’s World Have Your Say broadcast at 1000 ET will be live from Nairobi, asking has President Obama been good for Africa?
President Obama Interview
The BBC’s Jon Sopel has been to the White House to meet President Barack Obama for an exclusive interview. In this wide-ranging discussion ahead of his trip to Africa, President Obama talks about the impact he still hopes the US can have on the continent before he leaves office. President Obama also talks about concerns about Britain leaving the EU, and frustrations over US gun laws.
- First aired: Friday 24 July
- Broadcast window: 24 – 30 July 2015
- Number of episodes: 1
- Program duration: 23 minutes
Download availability on www.bbc.co.uk/partners: from Friday 24 July 12:00 GM
World Have Your Say: Obama and Africa
Live from Nairobi, July 24, 1000 ET
Presented by Ben James
President Obama’s visit to his father’s homeland has sparked Obama-mania in Kenya, but has America’s first African-American president been good for Africa? How does his record compare with that of his predecessors, and how do Kenyans regard America’s presence on the continent compared with that of China and others?
For the final day of WHYS’s week of broadcasts from Kenya, we’ll hear this conversation with Ben and guests from a café in Nairobi’s newly-opened Westgate shopping mall.
And see the Kenya Collection from WHYS and Newsday here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xttfh