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On eve of visit, Obama voices support for gay rights in Africa

On eve of visit, Obama voices support for gay rights in Africa

A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabab militants based in neighboring Somalia. Ahead of Obama's arrival Friday evening, large numbers of security forces patrolled in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Several U.S. military aircraft were spotted flying around the city and the military has stepped up attacks on Islamic militant targets in Somalia in recent weeks. Major Nairobi roads will be temporarily closed and authorities said the international airport will be closed at times coinciding with Obama's landing and departure Sunday for Ethiopia. Safaricom, a mobile network...

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