First African head of state visits Obama

President Barack Obama has welcomed his first African head of state to the White House.

Obama welcomed Jakaya Kikwete to the Oval Office on Thursday. The two leaders talked about how their countries could work together on health, education and agriculture.

The White House says Obama also spoke with Kikwete about how Tanzania could help solve problems on the African continent and how they could work together going forward.

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