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Hopes in Kenya that Obama's Visit Leaves more than Words

The crowd was always going to be onside, but U.S. President Barack Obama was in typically inspirational form when he visited Kenya this weekend, the country where his father was born.

Addressing a crowd of thousands -- and millions more on television and radio -- Obama raised a cheer by declaring himself "proud to be the first Kenyan-American president of the United States".

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Obama Challenges Ethiopia on Democracy but Praises Shebab Fight

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shebab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record.

Obama is on the first-ever trip by a U.S. president to Africa's second most populous nation, a close strategic partner for Washington credited for beating back the Al-Qaida-affiliated Islamists but a country also much criticized for its rights record.

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Obama Ends Kenya Visit with Tough Message on Rights, Corruption

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday ended a landmark visit to Kenya, urging the east African nation and birthplace of his father to renounce corruption, tribalism and inequality.

Speaking to a raucous crowd in an indoor arena in the capital Nairobi, Obama said Kenya needed to ditch "bad traditions" including endemic bribe-taking, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and communal violence.

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Obama Says 'Africa on the Move' in Landmark Kenya Visit

U.S. President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move", praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit on landmark visit to Kenya.

Obama arrived in Kenya late on Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since he was elected president.

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Obama Begins Landmark Kenya Visit

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya late Friday, his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.

Air Force One touched down at Nairobi's international airport, AFP reporters said, marking the start of a weekend visit during which the president will address an entrepreneurship summit and hold talks on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, and democracy and human rights.

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Kenya Lockdown as Obama Comes to Talk Security, Trade

The streets of the Kenyan capital were empty on Friday afternoon ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaida-linked Somali militants.

Obama, making his first visit as president to his father's birthplace, will address an entrepreneurship summit and hold talks on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, and democracy and human rights.

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Suffocating Security ahead of Obama's Kenya Visit

Presidential tours are always expensive, but especially so when the country being visited is, like Kenya, the scene of regular terrorist attacks.

U.S. and Kenyan officials are fixated on making sure al-Qaida's Somali-led affiliate, the Shebab, cannot violently disrupt the U.S. presidential visit this week.

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Ambassador: Obama Won't be Visiting Relatives' Village during Kenya Visit

U.S. President Barack Obama won't be visiting his Kenyan relatives in their home village in the west of the country during his trip to Kenya later this month, the U.S. ambassador said.

"I can confirm that unfortunately President Barack Obama will not travel to Kogelo during his visit to Kenya," Robert Godec told Kenya's KTN news channel in an interview late Thursday.

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Kenya Says University Massacre Mastermind Killed in U.S. Drone Strike in Somalia

At least 30 members of Somalia's Al-Qaida-affiliated Shebab militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Thursday, the Kenyan government said, but backtracked on its earlier claim that the alleged mastermind of the Garissa University massacre was among the dead.

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U.S. Issues Kenya Travel Warning ahead of Obama Visit

The United States has warned its citizens in Kenya ahead of visit by President Barack Obama of the risk of terrorist attacks, singling out a conference that Obama is due to address.

The U.S. president is scheduled to give a speech to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, which opens on July 24.

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