Obama calls for end to ethnic tensions

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Former United States President
Barack Obama
on Monday called for an end to ethnic tensions and tribal conflicts, citing Kenya, the country of his father’s birth, as an example for Africa.

On the second and final day of his trip to Kenya, Obama spoke to members of the press at the inauguration of a youth center run by his half-sister Auma through her charity, the Sauti Kuu Foundation, in his father’s home village of Kogelo in the country’s southwest, Efe reported.

“We know real progress lies in addressing the challenges that remain. It means rooting out the corruption to make a civic life. It means not seeing different ethnicities as enemies but rather as allies and seeing the diversity of tribes not as a weakness, but as a strength,” the former president, who served two terms from 2009 to 2017, added.IANS

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