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This Is Why Obama Is Visiting For The First Time Since Leaving Office

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Barack Obama is coming to Africa!

Former US President Obama will travel to South Africa and his father’s homeland Kenya, where he’ll attend a family event. Obama who’s expected to arrive, Africa, this week admits the continent is of wonderful diversity, thriving culture, and remarkable stories. “I was proud to visit sub-Saharan Africa more times than any other sitting President, and I’ll return this week to visit Kenya and South Africa,” Obama disclose via his official Facebook page.

Obama will visit Kenya from July 15-16, where he’ll attend the inauguration of a youth sports center founded by his sister, Auma Obama and will also meet with the nation’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta. The 56-year-old politician is expected to also visit President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

“In South Africa, the Obama Foundation will convene 200 extraordinary young leaders from across the continent and I’ll deliver a speech to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth,” Obama explained. “Kenya, of course, is the Obama ancestral home. I visited for the first time when I was in my twenties and I was profoundly influenced by my experiences – a journey I wrote about in my first book, Dreams from My Father.”

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