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President Barack Obama offers message of hope to Kenyans

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:28

President Barack Obama offers encouragement to young Kenyans during an address at a stadium in Nairobi on Sunday. Julie Noce reports.

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U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated his message of optimism for Kenya during an address at a stadium in the capital Nairobi. Obama talked about women's rights and stamping out corruption but stressed that the future was in the hands of the country's young people. SOUNDBITE (English) US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "And when it comes to the people of Kenya, particularly the youth, I believe there is no limit to what you can achieve. A young ambitious Kenyan today should not have to do what my grandfather did and serve a foreign master. You don't need to do what my father did and leave your home to get a good education and access to opportunity. Because of Kenya's progress, because of your potential, you can build your future right here, right now." Later Sunday, Obama will travel to Ethiopia as he continues his trip across the continent. Unlike in Kenya, where American flags and billboards welcomed the U.S. president, enthusiasm for the visit here is more subdued. Ethiopians are very hospitable, this person said. We may not be waving flags, but in our hearts we welcome him with love and are very excited. Obama will stay in Ethiopia until Tuesday when he heads back to the U.S.

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President Barack Obama offers message of hope to Kenyans

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:28