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Obama Weighs In on Kenyan Election, Urging Calm

August 8, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Former President Barack Obama, emerging from partial seclusion more than six months after leaving office, weighed in on Monday about the tense political situation — not in the United States, but in his father’s home country, Kenya.
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World leaders depart Paris, leaving negotiators to hash out climate accord

December 2, 2015
At the Paris climate conference -- where one sticking point is finding money to help poor countries adapt -- President Obama met with leaders of Pacific island nations whose very existence is threatened by rising sea levels. French President Francois Hollande meanwhile talked with African leaders about the climate threats they face. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Obama’s power with words returns, and it serves him well in Africa

July 30, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
A large part of President Obama’s political power has always rested on who was willing to listen to his speeches.
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Obama, in Ethiopia, Addresses South Sudan Conflict

July 27, 2015
Peter Baker, Marc Santora | The New York Times
For President Obama, the birth of South Sudan four years ago was the capstone of his Africa policy. He sent his United Nations ambassador, Susan E. Rice, for the independence celebration, and she took her 13-year-old son to stand in the joyous crowds of the new capital, Juba.
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Kenya Trip Takes Obama Back to a Complex Part of Himself

July 24, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The first time Barack Obama visited Kenya, the land of his father, he was hoping to fill “a great emptiness” he felt inside, to figure out who he was and where he fit in the world.
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On Africa trip, Air Force One will be crowded for once

July 24, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
Twenty House and Senate members will accompany President Obama on this week's trip to Africa, according to White House officials, the latest sign of the White House's effort to build a closer rapport with Congress.
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Why al-Shabab is trying to inspire Muslim backlash against Kenya

April 2, 2015
Al-Shabab, a Somali-based terror group, claimed responsibility for today’s siege on a Kenyan university. The militants began cross-border strikes after Kenya sent its military into Somalia four years ago. Gwen Ifill talks to Kenneth Menkhaus of Davidson College about the group’s motivations for attacking Kenya.
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