On the heels of the G-8 summit, President Obama is making his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa since he assumed the presidency.
The G-8 leaders have earmarked $20 billion to help poor African farmers boost their productivity. That may sound like a lot of money, but it really isn’t. A good portion of that figure had already been tagged to go to the continent anyway. And many countries are far behind in paying the money they had already promised to give four years ago.