Barack Obama - Kenya Civil Society Meeting flac album
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NotesDelivery date of speech: 26 July 2015
Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/ (listen); born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a . senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997–2004.
Kenyan Civil Society Members Conversation. delivered 26 July 2015, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. President Obama: Well, hello everybody. It's good to see you. The - Well, this is a very good-looking group. So it's wonderful to be with all of you. My name is Barack Obama. In case you didn’t know. I want to, first of all, begin by thanking Kenyatta University for hosting us here today.
Barack Hussein Obama II; born August 4, 1961 is the 44th and current President of the United States of America. He is the first African American to hold the office, as well as the first President born outside of the continental United States. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 3, 2005 until his resignation on November 16, 2008, following his election to the presidency. He worked as a community organizer, and practiced as a civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the . House of Representatives in 2000, Obama was elected to the Senate in November 2004.
Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced Monday. The president's trip will create another opportunity for dialogue with the government and civil society on these issues. Kenyatta had attended a US-Africa summit in Washington in 2014 but did not hold a bilateral meeting with Obama. Obama had visited Kenya multiple times before entering politics and in 2006 as a US senator, when he visited his father's home village Nyang'oma-Kogelo and took a very public HIV test. The president's heritage has spurred domestic controversy, with some hardline political foes claiming he was not born in the United States and so was ineligible to become president. Obama allies say this is thinly veiled racism and the president has often made light of the controversy.
Barack Obama spoke with the BBC ahead of his trip to East Africa. JON SOPEL: Mr President, you're about to fly to Kenya, to your ancestral home. But you wanted to go to Kenya. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, I think it is important first of all that the president of the United States underscores our commitment to partnering with countries around the world, even though we're not intimidated by terrorist organisations. Second, the counterterrorism co-operation between the United States and Kenya - and Uganda and other countries - in East Africa - is very strong. And part of the subject of the visit is to continue to strengthen those ties to make them more effective
President Barack Obama will end his Kenya trip with a televised address at Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium. On July 25, President Barack Obama discussed security issues with his Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Later on Sunday, Barack Obama will fly on to Ethiopia. On July 25, Barack Obama acknowledged the role the Kenyan government had played in the fight against militant groups such as al-Shabab. Al-Shabab has carried out a deadly campaign in Kenya including the 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre and an attack in April in Garissa that killed nearly 150 people. Security has been tight for Barack Obama’s two-day visit to Kenya. The trip, which began on July 24, is his first visit as president to the land where his father was born. In Ethiopia, Barack Obama will be the first US president to visit the country.
Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. March 31–April 3, 2009. Attended the NATO Summit Meeting. Met with President Thein Sein, National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and representatives of Burmese civil society. Attended Global Entrepreneurship Summit and met with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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Just because something is part of your past doesn’t make it right’, Obama saysin rousing Nairobi address that also offers insight into his African heritage. Barack Obama speaks to a large crowd at a Nairobi sports centre in Guardian video. Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Kenya on Sunday with a strong condemnation of female genital mutilation and other bad traditions that treat women as second-class citizens, in a speech that also a offered a poignant glimpse into his African heritage.
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