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Obama calls for peaceful election in Kenya

Washington, United States | AFP |  Former US president Barack Obama called Monday on Kenyans to hold a peaceful and untainted election, speaking out on the eve of a crucial vote in the East African country where his father was born. “I urge Kenyan leaders to reject violence and incitement; …

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Now, Trump says transgender people barred from US military

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve “in any capacity” in the US military, citing the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” their presence would cause. In late June, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis delayed for six months a plan put in …

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Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Yogyakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Barack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood. The Obamas arrived in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java and headed …

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Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Washington, United States | AFP |  Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump on Thursday for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the United States “reject the future.” “The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap …

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