Obama to visit Kenya, Ethiopia to promote business

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President Obama is set to travel to Ethiopia and Kenya where he will focus on business. He will open the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The U.S. has ramped up trade with African nations but trails far behind China. Obama is trying to close that gap. CCTV America’s Jim Spellman filed this report from Washington.

Obama to visit Kenya, Ethiopia to promote business

Obama to visit Kenya, Ethiopia to promote business

President Obama is set to travel to Ethiopia and Kenya where he will focus on business. He will open the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The U.S. has ramped up trade with African nations but trails far behind China. Obama is trying to close that gap.

More details:

  • Obama will meet one-on-one with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and be honored at a state dinner. The U.S. president will address the Kenyan people in a televised address and honor victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • In Ethiopia, Obama will take part in a regional summit, focusing on security and counter-terrorism.
  • The trip to Africa is personal for President Obama, whose father was born in Kenya, but due to security concerns, he won’t be able to visit the village where he was born.

Nii Akuetteh on Obama’s visit
For more on Obama’s visit, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Nii Akuetteh. He specializes in African affairs and has spent more than three decades working to assist in Africa’s development.

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Nii Akuetteh on Obama\'s visit

Nii Akuetteh on Obama\'s visit

For more on Obama's visit, CCTV America's Elaine Reyes spoke with Nii Akuetteh. He specializes in African affairs and has spent more than three decades working to assist in Africa's development.