Center for Strategic Communication


This week President Obama is traveling in Kenya and Ethiopia to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit and to meet with leaders from government, business, and civil society. The trip is reinforcing the U.S. commitment to expanding economic growth and trade, strengthening democracy on a global scale, and investing in the next generation of African leaders.

Follow along for highlights from the President's trip.

Thursday, July 25th

  • On Saturday morning, the President spoke at the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
  • President Obama visited the Power Africa Innovation Fair
  • He then attended a wreath laying ceremony and then a welcome ceremony
  • President Obama and President Kenyatta of Kenya then held a bilateral meeting and joint press conference
  • In the evening, the President attended the Kenya State Dinner


Watch the President's full remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.


At the Kenya State Dinner, President Obama — along with President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta — performed the traditional Lipala dance at Nairobi’s State House.


July 26th

On Sunday, July 26, the President delivered remarks at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi, Kenya. Watch the speech here:



President Obama greets audience members after his speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi, Kenya.

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July 27th

  • President Obama participates in a welcoming ceremony, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • The President and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held a bilateral meeting and press conference
  • President Obama holds a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, the African Union and Uganda.
  • President Obama attends a State Dinner with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

July 28th

  • President Obama Visits Faffa Foods, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • President Obama Holds a Bilateral Meeting with AUC Chairperson Dr. Dlamini Zuma
  • President Obama Speaks to the African Union

Watch the President's remarks to the African Union: