Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia – CNN

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U.S. President Barack Obama receives flowers upon his arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, July 26. Obama begins a two-day stay in Ethiopia and becomes the first American leader to visit Africa’s second most populous nation, where he will attend bilateral meetings with Ethiopian and African Union leaders. The visit follows a brief trip to Kenya, Obama’s first visit to his father’s homeland as commander in chief.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One as he prepares to depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, July 26.

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Obama with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in front of Marine One in Nairobi on July 26. The U.S. President called on Kenya’s leaders to reject ethnic divisions and government corruption.

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Obama addresses representatives of civil society organizations at the Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center in Nairobi on July 26.

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Obama speaks at the Moi International Sports Center in Nairobi on July 26. The U.S. leader offered his own personal history as evidence that all Africans have the potential to rise from even the most difficult circumstances.

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Obama embraces his half-sister Auma Obama during an event at the Moi International Sports Center on July 26. She introduced Obama to the crowd, saying her brother “continues to be very attached to us.” The President spent portions of each night in Kenya with relatives.

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Kenyans wave to members of Kenya’s Parliament outside Safaricom Stadium Kasarani as they wait for Obama’s arrival on July 26.

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Obama and national security adviser Susan Rice share a toast during a state dinner hosted by Kenya’s President at the State House in Nairobi on Saturday, July 25.

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Obama’s step-grandmother, Mama Sarah, center, attends the state dinner at the State House in Nairobi, on July 25.

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Obama speaks during a news conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, July 25, in Nairobi.

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A security guard blocks a Nairobi street as Obama’s motorcade passes on July 25.

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Crowds gather near Memorial Park in Nairobi to cheer Obama’s motorcade on July 25.

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Obama speaks during a meeting with Kenyatta (not pictured) at the State House in Nairobi on July 25.

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Obama pays his respects after laying a wreath at the Memorial Park in Nairobi on July 25, commemorating the August 7, 1998, truck bombing of the U.S. Embassy there, which killed a dozen Americans and more than 200 Kenyans, and injured more than 5,000 people. Almost simultaneously, 11 people were killed and dozens injured in a similar attack on the U.S. Embassy in neighboring Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam.

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Obama talks with Michael Wanyonyi, CEO and founder of Mibawa Suppliers, on July 25 as he visits the Power Africa Innovation Fair, an initiative to increase the number of people with access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Obama and Kenyatta wave as they leave the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound on July 25 in Nairobi. Obama’s visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.

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Obama and Kenyatta attend a panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the U.N. Compound in Nairobi on July 25. From left are Obama; Judith Owegar, co-founder of Akirachix; Kenyatta; Josipa Majic, CEO of Teddy the Guardian; and Jahiel Oliver, CEO of Hello Tractor.

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Obama inspects a guard of honor on July 25 at the State House in Nairobi.

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Obama arrives aboard Marine One for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound in Nairobi on July 25.

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Obama signs a guest book alongside Kenyatta upon arrival at Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Friday, July 24.

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Obama greets Kenyatta upon his arrival in Kenya on July 24.

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Kenyatta watches as President Barack Obama hugs his half-sister Auma Obama on July 24.

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Obama hugs Joan Wamaitha, 8, upon his arrival in Kenya on July 24.

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Obama waves from the door of Air Force One at Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on July 24.

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