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In a speech on Sunday, President Obama challenged the land of his father to end corruption, overcome ethnic divisions and stop discrimination against women.
US president Barack Obama condemns anti-women traditions in the final speech of his Kenya visit. Speaking in front of a crowd of 5,000 in Nairobi, Obama says there is ‘no excuse’ for sexual assualt, domestic violence, forced marriage, or other traditio…
US president criticises treating women as second-class citizens in rousing address in Kenyan capital that also offers insight into his African heritage
Barack Obama offered a poignant glimpse into his African heritage and went on the offensive against female genital mutilation and other “bad traditions” that treat women as second-class citizens in a speech in Nairobi.
The US president addressed 5,000 Kenyans in the country’s capital on Sunday, in the centrepiece event of his first visit to his father’s homeland since he was elected.
Visiting his father’s Kenyan homeland, US president says ‘bad things happen’ when governments get into habit of treating people differently
President Barack Obama, commenting on gay rights during his visit to Kenya, the land of his father, said his message across Africa was that states should not discriminate against people based on sexual orientation.
US president encourages women and young people into business in region he says is one of the fastest growing in the world
Barack Obama has heralded Africa as a continent “on the move” at the opening of a US-sponsored business summit in the capital of Kenya, the African nation to which he has deep family ties.
“Africa is one of the fastest growing regions of the world,” the US president said in Nairobi. “People are being lifted out of poverty.”
President Obama emphasized his ties to Kenya, the land of his father, shortly after arriving when he dined with members of his extended family.
US president touches down in his father’s homeland, where airspace was closed and new grass was planted
As crowds lined streets and bridges in anticipation, Barack Obama landed in Kenya amid the biggest security operation in the east African nation’s history.
The president’s plane, Air Force One, touched down in Nairobi just after 8pm local time. The airport’s domestic terminal was shut down for the arrival and patrolled by US marines, CIA and secret service agents and Kenyan soldiers.