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on Fri Jul 24 7:03 PM

Obama in Africa: Will his trip be more about symbolism or substance?

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

President Obama's first three trips to Africa were high on symbolism. This one, at a time of heightened security concerns over Islamist extremism, aims to leverage private-sector investment and encourage entrepreneurship.
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on Fri Jul 24 6:22 PM

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland | Reuters

REUTERS

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members after arriving in Kenya for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland on Friday.
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on Fri Jul 24 5:48 PM

President Obama begins four-day trip to Africa in Kenya

BBC NEWS

US President Barack Obama has landed in Nairobi as he begins a four day trip to Africa - a trip of both political and personal significance.
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on Fri Jul 24 5:36 PM

If we ended energy tax breaks, we could finance universal access to water

MASHABLE

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said this week that he wants to end tax breaks and other subsidies for all forms of energy, including fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, as well as renewables like wind and solar If he were...
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on Fri Jul 24 4:40 PM

La. theater gunman known as angry man with radical views - U.S.

STARS AND STRIPES

The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a movie theater was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his wife hid his guns and his family had him hospitalized against his will before obtaining a court order to keep him away.
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on Fri Jul 24 3:12 PM

Obama's link to Kenya: A father he barely knew - Africa

STARS AND STRIPES

Barack Obama's link to Kenya, where he began his first visit as U.S. president Friday, is a father he barely knew but whose influence can nonetheless be seen in his son's presidency.
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on Fri Jul 24 3:09 PM

Judge bans father taking daughters to Nigeria for female genital mutilation | Society

THE GUARDIAN

Court issues protection order preventing three sisters, aged six to 12, from being taken out of UK after mother testifies she has ‘never recovered’ from FGM herselfThree sisters whose father was deemed to be preparing to have them undergo...
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on Fri Jul 24 3:09 PM

Judge bans father taking daughters to Nigeria for female genital mutilation | Society

THE GUARDIAN

Court issues protection order preventing three sisters, aged six to 12, from being taken out of UK after mother testifies she has ‘never recovered’ from FGM herselfThree sisters whose father was deemed to be preparing to have them undergo...
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on Fri Jul 24 2:30 PM

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father’s homeland

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Obama’s plane, Air Force One, landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, where he will co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs in Africa before travelling on to Ethiopia
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on Fri Jul 24 1:58 PM

Obama and Africa: How strong are their ties?

BBC NEWS

When Barack Obama came to power in 2009, there were high hopes for relations between Africa and the US, but has the president delivered?
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