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From Reuters:

Ontario – President Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan, will host a 50th anniversary celebration of 18 African nations’ independence in Washington this summer, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

“It will not just mark the 50th anniversary of independence but will really look forward and invite young leaders from each of those countries to discuss the future as well,” one official said. The event will be held in early August.

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