Monday, former President Bill Clinton begins his yearly Africa tour. He is expected to travel to four nations: Ethiopia, Senegal, Liberia, and Rwanda. In 1998, Clinton conducted what is still thought of as the most comprehensive tour of Sub-Saharan Africa by any sitting president.
Like in the past, agenda items include poverty, global climate change, Malaria prevention, and treatment and prevention of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Central to the trip is a review of prevention efforts of mother-to-child transmissions of HIV/AIDS. The tour culminates in Mexico City, at the International AIDS Conference. There, he will give remarks on his just concluded trip.
Clinton Foundation sources say the trip could reshape Bill Clinton’s image. They are looking to copy a positive past. Pictures of the trip would show a hands-on Bill Clinton combating social and humanitarian issues world wide. The hope of foundation sources, the trip would distance him from some of his controversial failed attempts to help his wife win the White House. What are your thoughts about former President Clinton’s Africa tour and image?