The 94-year old former South African president remained hospitalized in critical condition after being admitted more than two weeks ago with a lung infection, the government said on Tuesday.
His next stop will be in South Africa, where aides say he will be available to visit Mandela but will defer to the wishes of the Mandela family to determine whether the former South African leader is up to such an encounter.
The president will also visit Robben Island, where Mandela and other political prisoners were held, and visit a health clinic.
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But while most in the continent eagerly anticipated the visit, there were some who expressed concern over the impact the Obamas' visit might have on the city's industry.
They recall business in Dakar taking a severe blow during other high profile visits - including when former U.S. president Bill Clinton visited the Senegalese capital.
Locals endured long traffic jams while distinguished guests passed through, loss of sales when prevented from selling their wares in the street and complained of being 'held prisoner' in their houses.
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