Mo Ibrahim: Why Africans believe Obama is 'our boy'
11 June 2013 Last updated at 09:37 BST
Shaun Ley speaks to Mo Ibrahim, the mobile communications entrepreneur and creator of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
He says he would like President Obama to engage more with Africa's leaders offering guidance which could be worth more than aid or money.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 11 June at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Wednesday 12 June at 00:30 BST.