January 19, 2017

[VIDEO] Jon Stewart covers Obama’s Kenya trip: I did not know Obama’s African grandmother was Jewish

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On Wednesday, President Obama returns from a five-day trip to Africa, including the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to Ethiopia and his first presidential trip to his father’s homeland, Kenya. “His father’s homeland, the place where his father was born — wink,” Jon Stewart said on Tuesday’s Daily Show, trying to make a birther joke. Then a clip of Obama making his own birther joke in Kenya. “Well, that stole a lot of the joy out of my joke,” Stewart mock-griped.

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VIDEO: Catch behind the scenes summary of Obama’s trip to Kenya dubbed “Jambo Kenya”

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Welcome to West Wing Week Dispatches, your guide to the President’s historic trip to East Africa. This week, the President became the first sitting U.S. President to visit Kenya, the first sitting U.S. President to visit Ethiopia, the first sitting U.S. President to address the African Union, and the first sitting U.S. President to visit with a 3.2 million year old Australopithecus. Along the way, the President met with the young people shaping Africa’s bright future, and sat down with the men and women leading these nations today. That’s July 24th to July 29th or “Jambo Kenya.”

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Kenya’s inspiring ‘exports’ from Obama to Froome

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There may really only be one story in town if your town is Nairobi and you happen to be a sports fan. Chris Froome has won the Tour de France – a competitive, gruelling and punishing race by bicycle that takes the rider up mountains in all manner of weather over many days – and he has won this race for the second time in his ridiculously young life. If you are a sports fan in Nairobi you will know that this cycling champion was born in the Kenyan capital 30 years ago and represented Kenya in many cycle races…

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Auma Obama: How I earned a ride in ‘the Beast’

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President Obama was the main speaker. Part of the theme was taking charge of the future and the target was the youth. But it was his sister, Auma Obama, who set the tone while introducing the US leader at the Kasarani gymnasium on Sunday. Twenty-seven years ago, she recalled, she picked up Barack Obama from the airport in an old Volkswagen Beetle. Obama was coming to see his family in Kenya. Obama, she recalled, had been a humble man who rode in an old car with her from the airport, even though it kept breaking down. He slept in the…

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[VIDEO] Is this the opposition leader President Obama took a swipe at today?

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Speaking at a forum with the civil society, President Obama said he met with the Opposition earlier Sunday and told them there was a legally elected government and the US would work with the current regime. “But we are also always going to be listening to all elements of the Kenyan society. It’s funny though that one of the Opposition leaders – I won’t mention who – was saying we really need you to press the Kenyan government on some issues and I had to say to him, I remember when you were in government kept on saying why are…

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[VIDEO] Barack Obama takes swipe at Kenya opposition leaders

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President Barack Obama took a swipe on one of the opposition leaders over double speak on various issues affecting Kenya. The US President, who has just ended his visit to Kenya, openly criticised the leader whom he did not name, saying the leader has been pressurising him to challenge the government, yet he had previously told the US to keep off Kenya. “I met with some of the opposition leaders very briefly after the speech and I told them you have a legally elected government and we gonna work with that government but we are also always going to be…

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[RECORDED VIDEO] The President visits the Power Africa Innovation Fair in Nairobi

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President Barack Obama says African countries have the opportunity to skip the dependency on fossil fuel and other forms of dirty energy, and move straight to clean and renewable energy. Speaking during a visit to the Power Africa Innovation Fair in Nairobi this morning, Obama said the growing use of environment friendly energy sources, such as solar power, to generate electricity tells of a bright future for the continent. “This mix of traditional products combined with these innovative ways of both producing energy and distributing it is why we think this is going to be such a promising initiative over…

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[LIVE VIDEO] President Obama Holds a Conversation with Civil Society Leaders at KU

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US President Barack Obama is addressing civil society groups in Safaricom Indoor Arena, Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani, Nairobi. The President will then have an interview with Capital FM’s Nzau Musau before leaving for Ethiopia.

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[RECORDED VIDEO] President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Safaricom Indoor Arena

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The US President, Barack Obama will make a speech at the Safaricom Arena, Moi International Sports Centre. About 300,000 delegates are expected at the summit. This is the last day of President Obama’s visit to Kenya.

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[RECORDED VIDEO] President Obama Speaks at State House Official Dinner in Kenya

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U.S. President Barack Obama let loose Saturday during a state dinner in Kenya. As singers serenaded the assembled dignitaries, Obama buttoned his jacket and joined in as they started to dance. Then the rest of the head table joined in for what became a line dance. A laughing Obama then hugged his half-sister, Auma Obama.

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