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Obama to finally visit Kenya as president

When Barack Obama visited his father's homeland of Kenya in 2006, thousands flocked to the streets to see the fast-risingU.S.senator whom many embraced as if he were a native son. Now, Obama is preparing to make his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president for aglobal entrepreneurship summit there in July, the White House said Monday. While Obama has traveled throughout Africa as president, visiting Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa, he steered clear from Kenya for nearly a decade, in part because of unrest and political considerations there, including a case by the International Criminal Court against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, which was droppedlast December. The Kenyan ...

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