President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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U.S. President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move," praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya as he kicked off a landmark visit.Obama arrived in Kenya late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since he was elected president. The U.S. embassy itself warned the summit could be "a target for terrorists", but Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, sharing the stage with Obama, said the event showed a different side to Africa.Barack Obama Sr was a pipe-smoking economist who the U.S. leader has admitted he "never truly" knew. He walked out when Obama was just two and died in a car crash in Nairobi in 1982, aged 46 . The visit is also the first ever to Kenya by a sitting U.S. president.Kenyatta greeted Obama as he stepped off Air Force One late Friday. Kenyatta, however, has signaled that his controversial Deputy President William Ruto, still on trial at the ICC and outspokenly homophobic -- having describing gays as "dirty" -- would be present when government officials meet Obama.
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