US presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, made it known earlier this week that he will be visiting three African countries before the end of the year.
The popular neurosurgeon made this disclosure during an interview with conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt. He stated that he will be heading to Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia. He said;
To Nigeria, I want to get an idea from the people what the effects of Boko Haram are, what people are thinking, to see what the economic situation is there, and also there’s a medical school there named after me, which I want to visit,”
And [I will visit] Zambia, because the twins, the Banda twins are there. We separated them. They were joined at the top of the head facing in opposite directions almost 18 years ago, and this is the year they graduate from high school,”
Although this maybe seen as a move to make up for his lapses when it comes to foreign policy, it’s still great to know that Carson, who is highly regarded on the continent of Africa, will give young people a chance to meet with their role model in person.
Ben Carson also made it known that the trip will be a chance for him to connect with his ancestral roots.
“My ancestors are from the Kenya-Tanzania region, the Turkana tribe,”
Carson shot to limelight in 1997 when he performed a 22-hour surgery to separate 11-month old twins, Joseph and Luka Banda. While i’m a big fan of Hilary Clinton
, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have someone of his class occupy the white house.
The School of Medicine at the Babcock University in Nigeria is named after Carson.