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24 May 2024 - US strengthens ties with Kenya to uphold influence in Africa

Publié par Lucas Leone le 24/05/2024

Biden thanks Kenya’s Ruto for sending police to Haiti, defends keeping U.S. forces from the mission

Aamer Madhani and Seung Min Kim (Los Angeles Times, 23/05/2024)

President Biden on Thursday expressed deep appreciation to Kenyan President William Ruto for the coming deployment of Kenyan police forces to help quell gang violence in Haiti and he defended his decision to withhold American forces from the mission in the beleaguered Caribbean nation.

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Obama Is a Surprise Guest Among Allies at Biden’s State Dinner for Kenya

Katie Rogers and Zach Montague (The New York Times, 23/05/2024)

Yes, Barack Obama was there.

State dinners are best known as bear hugs for overseas allies, and Thursday’s honoree was Kenya. But the sixth state dinner of President Biden’s term was designed to clutch domestic allies — not the least of them Mr. Obama, whose father was Kenyan — even tighter as the president makes the long slog toward November.

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Kenyan president, Biden appeal to global leaders to reduce huge debt on developing countries

(Fox News, 23/05/2024)

President Joe Biden and Kenyan President William Ruto are using the first state visit to the United States by an African leader in more than 15 years to call on economies around the globe to take action to reduce the enormous debt burden crushing Kenya and other developing nations.

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Kenyan president's visit: A snub, a state dinner and a major 'non-NATO' ally designation

Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy (USA Today, 23/05/2024)

What's on the menu at the White House for visiting Kenyan President William Ruto: Smoked short ribs and buttered lobster. What's not on the menu: An invitation for the African leader to address a joint session of Congress.

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