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Obama Sows Seeds of Nutrition in Ethiopiai
Anita Powell
July 29, 2015 1:30 AM
While President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia focused on the key issues of security and development, the country is perhaps best known for famine and poverty and has tried hard to shed that past. Obama said a U.S. development project, Feed the Future, is trying to help Ethiopia do that. VOA's Anita Powell reports.

Video Obama Sows Seeds of Nutrition in Ethiopia

While President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia focused on the key issues of security and development, the country is perhaps best known for famine and poverty and has tried hard to shed that past. Obama said a U.S. development project, Feed the Future, is trying to help Ethiopia do that. VOA's Anita Powell reports.

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In his farewell speech capping a historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, President Obama hailed Africa's extraordinary progress, while noting that such progress can only be sustained through continued development and democracy for all. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande has more from African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Video In Ethiopia, Obama Tries to Balance Security, Human Rights

While hailing Ethiopia’s role in fighting terrorism in East Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama also urged the country’s leaders to protect human rights and ensure good governance. VOA White House Correspondent Aru Pande has more from Addis Ababa on the president’s talks with the Ethiopian prime minister in Addis Ababa.

Video Obama Encourages Kenya to Fix Cultures of Corruption, Discrimination

President Barack Obama bid farewell to Kenya Sunday with a major speech at as stadium outside the capital Nairobi where he called on Kenyans to change the cultures of corruption and discrimination that can hold society back. VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow has the story.

Video Obama Addresses Security, Gay Rights in Kenya

Kenya gave U.S. President Barack Obama a warm welcome on his first full day in the country on a two-day visit. Mr. Obama met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and the two leaders said they were united on security issues and the need to improve cooperation. However, some issues still divided them. VOA's Gabe Joselow has the story from Nairobi.

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes his first presidential visit later this month to Ethiopia and the headquarters of the African Union. It’s the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the halls of the continental body that is increasingly stepping up as the voice of Africa. VOA's Anita Powell has more.

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With the threat of Al-Shabab looming, President Barack Obama said the United States and Kenya are united in the face of terrorism. Three months after an attack killed 147 students at Kenya’s Garissa University College, the U.S. leader pledged greater security cooperation with his Kenyan counterpart during talks Saturday. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande has more from Nairobi.

Video Kogelo, Kenya, Residents Hope for Visit From Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for the first time since becoming president. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf traveled to the Obama family's ancestral homeland, a small village in western Kenya, to see how its residents have benefited from their association with the U.S. president.

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Video Kenyans Welcome Obama's Visit to Ancestral Homeland

U.S. President Barack Obama received a warm welcome upon his arrival Friday in Kenya.  This is the first time Obama is visiting his late father's homeland since 2006 when he visited as a U.S. senator.  As VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports, Obama was greeted by Kenya's president at the airport, and enjoyed dinner with his Kenyan relatives soon after landing in Nairobi.

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Greece has replaced Italy as the main gateway for migrants into Europe, with more than 100,000 arrivals in the first six months of 2015. Many want to move further into Europe and escape Greece’s economic crisis, but they face widespread dangers on the journey overland through the Balkans. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports.

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Kenya Friday for the start of a two-day visit to discuss trade and security. Kenyans hope to capitalize on Mr. Obama’s first visit to the country as president. VOA East Africa correspondent Gabe Joselow reports from Nairobi.

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Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is gearing up for the visit of the country’s most famous son, U.S. President Barack Obama. This is Obama's first visit to the country of his father’s birth since becoming president, and the city is sparing no expense. VOA’s Gabe Joselow has the story from Nairobi.

Video US Investors Drawn to Africa’s Economic Potential

President Barack Obama will highlight the importance of boosting U.S. investment in Africa during his trip to Kenya. U.S. officials say nearly half of all jobs created in Africa are from small businesses, many owned by women. VOA's Aru Pande talks to a Rwandan handicraft exporter who has transformed the lives of thousands of women with the help of the United States.

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Video Obama to Highlight Counterterrorism on Africa Visit

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Video Polio Campaign, Luck Helped Prevent Ebola Epidemic in Nigeria

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Video Kenyans Question Reliability of Nairobi CCTV Cameras

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Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia continue to battle Ebola more than 18 months since the world’s worst outbreak began. International health officials have stepped up assistance to boost capacity in a region with limited medical infrastructure and porous borders. From Guinea- Bissau, VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports how one at risk country is working to stop an epidemic before it happens.

Video Nigeria Beats Polio

Nigeria has hit a major milestone. It's been a year since anyone in the country has had polio - the crippling disease that mainly affects children. Although a lot of work still needs to be done, this achievement for Nigeria impacts all of Africa and the rest of the world. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.

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