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Jul
15

The President’s Monday In Ethiopia

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) walks to review a marsh band during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

President Barack Obama during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) takes part in a welcome ceremony with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom.REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. President Barack Obama, centre, inspects the honor guard after arriving at the National Palace to meet with Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, Monday, July 27, 2015.  (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) reviews a marsh band during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his delegation, stand during welcome ceremony with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom.REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome shake hands during a meeting at the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ethiopia's President Mulatu Teshome (R) welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama for a meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Also pictured is U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome welcomes President Barack Obama for a meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa

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REFILE - UPDATING SLUG U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and his delegation, including National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L), sit down to a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (3rd R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama sits down to a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

REFILE - UPDATING SLUG U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and his delegation sit down to a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a news conference after their meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Obama met the Ethiopian prime minister on Monday on the first visit by a serving U.S. president to a nation with one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa but which has often been criticised for its rights record.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a news conference after their meeting

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President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a news conference after their meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions in the once famine-stricken country out of poverty. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) smiles at comments by U.S. President Barack Obama (L) during their news conference at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with African heads of state at his hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Pictured at the table are: Obama (clockwise from the top center), U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, African Union Chairperson Dlamini Zuma, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Ghandour, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama holds a meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with African heads of state at his hotel

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President Barack Obama speaks during a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and cointerterrorism issues with Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, the African Union and Uganda, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) holds a meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with African heads of state at his hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Pictured at the table (clockwise from the top center), are: Obama, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, African Union Chairperson Dlamini Zuma, Ethiopiaâ's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Ghandour, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Doug Mills: Obama touches “Lucy”. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago in Ethiopia. #ObamaInEthiopia @POTUS

Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged Lemseged (C), of the California Academy of Sciences, laughs at a quip by U.S. President Barack Obama (2ndR) as he and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) look at the bones of Lucy, an early human, before a State Dinner in Obama's honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Lucy is the most famous fossil of the species Australopithecus afarensis, and was found in Ethiopia in 1974. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged Lemseged of the California Academy of Sciences, laughs at a quip by President Barack Obama as he and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn look at the bones of Lucy, an early human. Lucy is the most famous fossil of the species Australopithecus afarensis, and was found in Ethiopia in 1974

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Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged Lemseged (2ndR), of the California Academy of Sciences,  directs U.S. President Barack Obama (R) to touch a fossilized vertebra of Lucy, an early human, before a State Dinner in Obama's honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Lucy is the most famous fossil of the species Australopithecus afarensis, and was found in Ethiopia in 1974. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (C) sit down to a State Dinner in Obama's honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Also pictured is U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sit down to a State Dinner in President Obama’s honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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President Barack Obama offers a toast during a state dinner hosted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, are waited on during a state dinner, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama raises his glass in a toast during a State Dinner in his honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, left, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, right, toast President Barack Obama during a state dinner, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

26
Jul
15

A Sister Introduces Her Brother To The World

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Dr. Auma Obama introduces her brother, President Barack Obama, prior to giving a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya

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Auma Obama, half-sister of President Barack Obama, introduces him prior to giving a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Auma Obama (L) hugs her half-brother U.S. President Barack Obama (R)  during an event at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

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26
Jul
15

The President’s Sunday In Kenya And Ethiopia

President Barack Obama thanks the crowd after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Auma Obama, half-sister of President Barack Obama, introduces him prior to giving a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Auma Obama, sister of President Barack Obama, introduces him

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi. He laid out his vision for Kenya’s future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations

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Members of the audience at the front of the crowd listen to President Barack Obama deliver a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Members of the audience take selfies as President Barack Obama gives a speech behind them, at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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People cheer as President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama, bottom right, shakes hands after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama, bottom center, shakes hands after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he arrives to give a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he departs after his remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama thanks the crowd as he departs after his remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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People cheer as the motorcade of President Barack Obama passes by on the way to deliver a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future, and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the crowd, underneath American and Kenyan flags, after delivering a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center

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President Barack Obama listens to a question during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's future and broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama meets with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Nairobi. On the final day of his visit in Kenya, Obama laid out his vision for Kenya's futurevand broad themes of U.S.-Kenya relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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U.S. President Barack Obama disembarks Marine One as he arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to leave for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was

President Barack Obama waves as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. He is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (L) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) receives flowers from children as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (L) greets U.S. President Barack Obama (R) as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn greets U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S President Barack Obama, left, walks with Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, after his arrival at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (center R) greets U.S. President Barack Obama as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, left, looks on as President Barack Obama is given a bouquet of flowers as he arrives at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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25
Jul
15

President Obama Attends A State Dinner

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Doug Mills: President Obama raises his glass during a toast at the State Dinner in Kenya. #ObamaInKenya @POTUS

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President Barack Obama, right, offers a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama offers a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during a state dinner at State House

President Barack Obama, third from left, stands before the playing of the National Anthem during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation. From left, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Obama, and Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama's half-sister Auma Obama watches as he proposes a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama’s sister Auma Obama watches as he proposes a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

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President Barack Obama's step-grandmother Mama Sarah Obama listens to his toast during a state dinner hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother Mama Sarah Obama listens to his toast

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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) share a toast at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

First Lady Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta looks on as President Barack Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta share a toast

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U.S. Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) attends a state dinner in U.S. President Barack Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama, left, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta toast during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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A program sits on a table as U.S. President Barack Obama and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (not pictured) deliver toasts at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Recording artist Akon attends a state dinner in U.S. President Barack Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Musician Akon attends a state dinner in President Barack Obama’s honor at the State House

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Mama Sarah Obama (L-R), step grandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama, his half-sister Auma Obama and Ngina Kenyatta, the mother of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, smile as presidents Obama and Kenyatta deliver toasts at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks on as Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) drinks a toast to him at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Also pictured is Kenyatta's wife Margaret Kenyatta. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

25
Jul
15

The President’s Saturday In Kenya

President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound in Nairobi. President Obama’s visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation

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President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) take part in a roundtable with young businesspeople at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta take part in a roundtable with young businesspeople at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption

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President Barack Obama, left, takes part in a panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound. Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama pauses before delivering a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) depart the stage after speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama looks at a mobile payment platform and solar exhibit during the Power Africa Innovation Fair, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama looks at a mobile payment platform and solar exhibit during the Power Africa Innovation Fair

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President Barack Obama, left, looks at a solar powered lamp during a tour of the Power Africa Innovation Fair, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama, left, looks at a solar powered lamp during a tour of the Power Africa Innovation Fair

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President Barack Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, at Memorial Park in honor of the victims of the deadly 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.  Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony in Nairobi, at Memorial Park in honor of the victims of the deadly 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy

President Barack Obama reflects as he participates in a wreath laying ceremony, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, at Memorial Park in honor of the victims of the deadly 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.  Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama inspects the honor guard after arriving to meet with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move" while visiting Kenya Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

President Barack Obama inspects the honor guard after arriving to meet with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House

REFILE - REMOVING EXTRA WORDS U.S. President Barack Obama (L) takes part in a reception ceremony next to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he visits the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shake hands with Kenya's Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathathe (R), next to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (2nd R), as he arrives to visit at the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

President Barack Obama shake hands with Kenya’s Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathathe

U.S. President Barack Obama inspects the honor guard after arriving to meet with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, July 25, 2015. U.S. President Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, on his arrival at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, July 25, 2015. U.S. President Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he arrives for a visit at the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, stands next to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, 2nd left, as the Kenya Air Force military band passes by, at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move" while visiting Kenya Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama reviews a Kenya Defence Forces honour guard during a visit to the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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President Barack Obama is escorted into a bilateral meeting by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama is escorted into a bilateral meeting by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House

President Barack Obama arrives for a bilateral meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta participate in a joint press conference

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U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions from the media, after meeting with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a joke while answering a question from the media about the dinner he had with his Kenyan relatives, after meeting with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015. Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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A Presidential Family Dinner

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President Barack Obama has dinner with his sister Auma Obama, and the rest of his family

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Arlette Saenz: President Obama Reunites With Family In Kenya Over Dinner

It was a big family reunion when President Obama arrived here in Kenya today. Obama, who is visiting his father’s homeland for the fourth time but for the first time as president, sat down with three-dozen members of his Kenyan family for dinner at his hotel. He sat next to his half-sister Auma and step-grandmother Sarah Obama, who was the third wife of the president’s paternal grandfather.

She’s affectionately known to many as Mama Sarah, but to President Obama, she’s just Granny. When Obama first visited Kenya in 1988, Auma picked him up at the airport in a sputtering baby-blue Volkswagen Beetle that was missing a muffler. Tonight, it was a much different scene as the president treated Auma to a ride in the presidential motorcade on his fourth visit to Kenya.

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U.S. President Barack Obama attends a private dinner with family members at his hotel restaurant after arriving in Nairobi July 24, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 




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