Accessibility links

Breaking News

Obama Arrives In Kenya At Start Of Four-Day Visit In Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenyafor his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties in east Africa.

Obama's Air Force One plane landed in the evening on July 24 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, where he is scheduled to co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs on the African continent.

Obama also is scheduled to hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on July 25. The agenda includes the issues of trade and investment, democracy and human rights, security, and the war against terrorism.

After Kenya, Obama plans to travel on to Ethiopia on the night of July 26.

He is due to return to the United States on July 28.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, Reuters, and AP