Obama arrives in Kenya to beef up ties

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U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya for his first visit as President to his father’s homeland. The visit is meant to boost trade and strengthen security ties with eastern Africa.
For more on the U.S. President’s visit to Kenya, CCTV America’s Susan Roberts spoke to Jonah Blank. He’s a foreign policy expert and senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation.
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Jonah Blank on US President\'s visit to his ancestral home

Jonah Blank on US President\'s visit to his ancestral home

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya for his first visit as President to his father's homeland. The visit is meant to boost trade and strengthen security ties with eastern Africa.


Security and trade top the agenda during visit
After landing in Nairobi Barack Obama traveled to his hotel, where he sat down for dinner with his sister, step-grandmother and other family members. His father is from Kenya, which has cast a personal light on Obama’s trip to the east African nation. The visit is meant to boost trade and strengthen security ties with eastern Africa. CCTV’s Robert Nagila filed this report from Kenya.

Security and trade top the agenda during visit

Security and trade top the agenda during visit

After landing in Nairobi Mr. Obama traveled to his hotel, where sat down for dinner with his sister, step-grandmother and other family members. His father hailed from Kenya, which has cast a personal light on Obama's trip to the east African nation. The visit is meant to boost trade and strengthen security ties with eastern Africa. CCTV's Robert Nagila filed this report from Kenya.


U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya
There’s a major drive to encourage African entrepreneurs to sell to the United States. CCTV’s Daniel Ryntjes filed this report from Washington.
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US President Barack Obama visit to Kenya

US President Barack Obama visit to Kenya

There's a major drive to encourage African entrepreneurs to sell to the United States. CCTV's Daniel Ryntjes filed this report from Washington.


David Anderson on Obama’s goals during his Kenya visit
For more on Barack Obama’s visit to east Africa and the future of U.S., Africa relations. CCTV America’s Phillip TK Yin spoke to David Anderson, Professor of African History and Politics at the University of Warwick.
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David Anderson on Obama\'s goals during his Kenya visit

David Anderson on Obama\'s goals during his Kenya visit

For more on Barack Obama's visit to east Africa and the future of U.S., Africa relations. CCTV America's Phillip TK Yin spoke to David Anderson, Professor of African History and Politics at the University of Warwick.


Haiyan Wang on China-Africa bilateral ties
For more on China’s investment in Africa and the bilateral ties between the two, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Haiyan Wang, Managing Director for the China-India Institute and an international relations expert.

Haiyan Wang on China Africa bilateral ties

Haiyan Wang on China Africa bilateral ties

For more on China's investment in Africa and the bilateral ties between the two, CCTV America's Elaine Reyes spoke to Haiyan Wang, Managing Director for the China-India Institute and an international relations expert.


Security beefed up across Nairobi ahead of Obama’s visit
While awaiting Obama’s arrival, Nairobi was remarkably quiet today. Many schools and businesses were closed, and many people stayed off the streets to avoid the traffic chaos the visit is expected to bring. But traffic is not the biggest challenge facing Kenya this weekend. CCTV America’s Kofa Mrenje filed this report.

Security beefed up across Nairobi ahead of Obama's visit

Security beefed up across Nairobi ahead of Obama's visit

While awaiting Obama's arrival, Nairobi was remarkably quiet today. Many schools and businesses were closed, and many people stayed off the streets to avoid the traffic chaos the visit is expected to bring. But traffic is not the biggest challenge facing Kenya this weekend.