See Photos Of President Barack Obama's Historic Visit To South Africa And Kenya

July 21, 2018
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MICHELLE DARRISAW Jul, 19, 2018On Friday, July 13, Barack Obama announced on Twitter that he would be traveling to Africa for the first time since leaving the White House. After his tweet, all eyes were on the former U.S. president for this historic, four-day visit to his father’s native homeland.

During his trip, he delivered an impassioned speech to a crowd of more than 15,000 attendees in Johannesburg on Tuesday, July 17, at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Though, before that Obama made a stop in Kenya on Sunday to visit family. While in Kenya, he met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top officials, and he showed off some of his best dance moves at the launch of a new sports and training youth center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama.

In addition to celebrating Mandela Day on July 18 and "taking action to change the world for the better," Obama’s post-presidential trip also included a town hall in South Africa with 200 young leaders of the Obama Foundation. He will depart South Africa today, July 19.

To see highlights from the momentous trek, scroll ahead for more photos.

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Former President Barack Obama delivers the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.‍Barack Obama
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‍Former President Barack Obama and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa sit onstage during the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Barack Obama and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

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‍Former President Barack Obama with his step-grandmother, Sarah, and Auma, arrive to unveil a plaque during the opening of the Sauti Kuu Resource Centre. Barack Obama with his step-grandmother Sarah and half-sister, Auma
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SOURCE : ESSENCE

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