Barack Obama’s First Trip to Kenya, Ethiopia as President

President Barack Obama is traveling to Kenya and Ethiopia this week, where he will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the two countries.

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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.
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White House staff and journalists walk into the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Security personal stand along the motorcade route of U.S. President Barack Obama as he drives to the National Palace to meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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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.
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President Barack Obama, third left, participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, at the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the crowd after delivering a speech in Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015.
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President Barack Obama arrives to give a speech in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, July 26, 2015.
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President Barack Obama delivers a speech 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.
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People cheer as the motorcade of President Barack Obama passes by on the way to deliver a speech 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.
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President Barack Obama talks with June Muli, head of Customer Care at M-Kopa, about solar power during the Power Africa Innovation Fair, an initiative to increase the number of people with access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, on July 25, 2015 on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound in Nairobi. Obama said today 'Africa is on the move', as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya during his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, watches as President Barack Obama, center, hugs his half-sister Auma Obama, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.
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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Kenyatta International Airport, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.
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A Kenyan vender sells American and Kenyan flags, in Nairobi, Kenya, July 24, 2015.
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In this Feb. 5, 2008 file photo, an image of President Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., hangs on the wall of his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama's house in the village of Kogelo, Kenya.
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, talks with President Barack Obama as he signs a guest book after arriving, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi.
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Sarah Obama, center, step-grandmother of President Obama, on her arrival at Kisumu International Airport, July 24, 2015, on her way to Nairobi to receive her Grandson.
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, watches as President Barack Obama, hugs his half-sister Auma Obama, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.
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A photograph taken in 1987 of Barack Obama and his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama hangs in her home in western Kenya, Jan. 8, 2008, back when he was a presidential hopeful.
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