AFP Africa News Agenda

What's happening in Africa on Wednesday:

+ Obama begins Africa tour in Senegal

+ Mandela still in critical condition in hospital

DAKAR: US President Barack Obama begins a week-long African tour, arriving in Dakar at 2030 GMT before heading to South Africa and Tanzania. Picture. Video. (AFRICA-US-OBAMA-SENEGAL)

-- We have moved a FOCUS on the Goree Island ahead of a visit to the slave island on Thursday by Obama, the son of an African from Kenya, and his wife Michelle, a descendant of black slaves. (AFRICA-US-OBAMA-SENEGAL-GOREE)

PRETORIA: South Africa's 94-year-old former president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition, his 19th day of hospitalisation for a lung infection. (SAFRICA-POLITICS-HEALTH-MANDELA). Picture. Video


BAMAKO: Followup after UN Security Council agreed to deploy an international force for Mali from July 1. (MALI-CONFLICT-UN)

ADDIS ABABA: Envoys from 18 nations and international organisations meet to help Madagascar find a way out of the political crisis in which the Indian Ocean island has been mired for the past four years. (MADAGASCAR-POLITICS-VOTE-AFRICANUNION)