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Obama now in Ghana

Live updates

8:30 Air Force one is within the airspace of Ghana.

9:10 Air force one arrives on the tarmac.

9:16 President Mills, wife, Naadu Mills and all other dignitaries including Nana Akufo-Adoo, NPP Presidential Candidate in the 2008 election take their positions on the red carpet to welcome the US President.

9:18 The Beast, Obama’s official vehicle takes its position, awaiting the US President to descend.

9:20 President Mills in his traditional batakari, wife, walk closely to the staircase of Air force One

9:21 Obama in his neatly dressed suit, Michelle and two children descend the staircase, touch down, shares pleasantries with President Mills and other dignitaries.

9:25 President Mills leads his visitors as he introduces Obama to the long, winding, queue of dignitaries including Paa Kwesi Nduom Presidential Candidate of the CPP, Ministers of State, members of the diplomatic corps and some NDC Party functionaries.

9:30 Obama is treated to a sumptuous Ghanaian traditional dance, the Atsiabgekor dance.

9:31 Obama joins in briefly to the Atsiabgekor dance.

9:33 Obama waves at the dignitaries, sits into the beast together with his family and drive away in a long convoy.

9:35 President Mills and dignitaries also move into their separate vehicles and drive away.

9:36 Fans and admirers of Obama are said to be disappointed after they failed to catch a glimpse of Obama. US President Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle and two children arrived Ghana minutes ago…Live updates

8:30 Air Force one is within the airspace of Ghana.

9:10 Air force one arrives on the tarmac.

9:16 President Mills, wife, Naadu Mills and all other dignitaries including Nana Akufo-Adoo, NPP Presidential Candidate in the 2008 election take their positions on the red carpet to welcome the US President.

9:18 The Beast, Obama’s official vehicle takes its position, awaiting the US President to descend.

9:20 President Mills in his traditional batakari, wife, walk closely to the staircase of Air force One

9:21 Obama in his neatly dressed suit, Michelle and two children descend the staircase, touch down, shares pleasantries with President Mills and other dignitaries.

9:25 President Mills leads his visitors as he introduces Obama to the long, winding, queue of dignitaries including Paa Kwesi Nduom Presidential Candidate of the CPP, Ministers of State, members of the diplomatic corps and some NDC Party functionaries.

9:30 Obama is treated to a sumptuous Ghanaian traditional dance, the Atsiabgekor dance.

9:31 Obama joins in briefly to the Atsiabgekor dance.

9:33 Obama waves at the dignitaries, sits into the beast together with his family and drive away in a long convoy.

9:35 President Mills and dignitaries also move into their separate vehicles and drive away.

9:36 Fans and admirers of Obama are said to be disappointed after they failed to catch a glimpse of Obama.