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JUL 29, 2015 - Wall Street Journal

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Obama Promises Better Economic Ties With Africa

President Barack Obama became the first American president to address the African Union in the institution’s 52-year history, a moment lauded for its historical significance but that also underscored how far behind the U.S. is in investing in the continent.

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JUL 28, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

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In Africa, where many leaders cling to power, Obama's joke about a third term had an edge

When President Obama joked to African Union leaders Tuesday about his theoretical ability to win a third-term if not for the U.S. Constitution, he was speaking to a group of men notorious for clinging to power. "I love my job," Obama told leaders at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia. "But under our...

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JUL 28, 2015 - NPR

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President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

President Obama addressed the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so. He encouraged African leaders to step down when their term is up and not aim to be president for life. The current AU chairman is Robert Mugabe, who has has been president of Zimbabwe since the country won independence in 1980.

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JUL 28, 2015 - Boston Herald

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Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

NAIROBI, Kenya — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern.Obama made the comment on Monday during a news conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, whose ruling party won every seat in parliament in May elections.On Tuesday, Obama urged African leaders to uphold democratic rights in ...

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JUL 28, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Second-term Obama tells Africa's 'Big Men' to quit when time is up

By Jeff Mason and Edmund Blair ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Judging by the applause at the African Union headquarters, Barack Obama hit a chord when he took aim at the continent's 'Big Men', telling them they should quit when their time was up - especially since most have the cash to retire comfortably. In joining African reformists who demand term ...

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