by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/27/15, 03:05 pm
President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa began Friday with a warm welcome in Kenya, where his father was born. Billboards announcing his arrival covered the streets, and he spent the first evening reuniting with his Kenyan family over dinner.
But Obama’s first visit to East Africa since becoming president involved a lot more than a reunion. During meetings with leaders from both Kenya and Ethiopia, Obama addressed gay rights, corruption, and other social and political crises troubling the region.