Obama: Africa’s Progress Dependent on Development, Democracy

In his farewell speech capping a historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, U.S. President Barack Obama hailed Africa's extraordinary progress, while noting that such progress can only be sustained through continued development and democracy for all.

“I stand before you as a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of an African,” Obama said Tuesday. With those words, the first sitting U.S. president to address the African Union encapsulated his personal interest in seeing Africa’s continued economic and developmental growth as it sheds a history of colonialism. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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