Ben Carson announces year-end visit to three African countries
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced Monday that he will make a week-long trip to Africa at the end of December, visiting at least three countries on the continent in the days following Christmas.
Carson told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he will visit Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia, in part because of the strategic importance of those regions and because of his own family ancestry.
“I think a lot of our policy in the future is going to affect Africa, but those three in particular because my ancestors are from the Kenya-Tanzania region, the Turkana tribe. I’ve had all of that traced back,” he told Hewitt, according to a transcript of the interview. “To Nigeria, I want to get an ideal from the people what the effects of Boko Haram are, what people are thinking, to see what the economic situation is there, and also there’s a medical school there named after me which I want to visit.”
Carson said he will leave on Dec. 27 and will be abroad for about one week.READ MORE