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Obama heads to Kenya in first visit since taking power

Obama heads to Kenya in first visit since taking power

US President Barack Obama has left Washington for Kenya on a trip that will also include a stop in the Ethiopian capital and a visit to the home of the African Union.The landmark visit to Obama’s ancestral homeland of Kenya, where his father was born, is his first as president, and is also the first time a sitting US president will visit Ethiopia and the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa.The first African-American president of the US is expected to address regional security issues and trade, and also touch on matters relating to democracy, poverty, and human rights in the region.

Source: Obama heads to Kenya in first visit since taking power – Al Jazeera English