By Staff Reporter
US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa could not advance if its leaders refused to step down when their terms ended.
He also called for an end to the “cancer of corruption”, saying it took money away from development .
The address marked the climax of Mr Obama’s five-day trip to Africa.He visited Kenya and Ethiopia, the headquarters of the AU.Mr Obama said African leaders should respect their constitutions, and step down when their term ends.
“Nobody should be president for life,” he said.
Mr Obama said that democracy existed in name but not in substance when journalists were jailed and activists were threatened.Corruption was “draining billions of dollars” from Africa, he added.
The money could be used to build schools and hospitals. Mr Obama said.