US President Obama hails an ‘Africa on the move’ in Kenya visit

US President Barack Obama has told a business summit in Kenya that entrepreneurship can foster growth and peace in Africa. His remarks come on the first full day of a landmark trip to the country, his father’s homeland.

Addressing a US-sponsored Global Enterpreneurship Summit in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Obama told African entrepreneurs that the continent was advancing fast.

“Africa is on the move. Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world,” he said, adding: “People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology to change the way Africa is doing business.”

He also told conference guests that a forward-looking attitude to business was a good way to counter conflict on the continent.
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