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Emmanuel Macron Is The First French Leader To Visit Kenya Since Their Independence

Kenya welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday, which marks the first visit by a French leader since their independence in 1963.

President Macron who is on an Africa tour focusing on investment and security in a region of increasing strategic importance. will visit Ethiopia and Djibouti, next .

The French leader is attending a U.N. environmental meeting and One Planet Summit in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Macron’s office says that Kenya is the only African nation to reach the goal of making renewable energy 75 percent of its energy mix.

The office also notes the ongoing threat to Kenya from extremism. Al-Shabab is in neighboring Somalia.

French business leaders are also traveling with Macron. Kenya is East Africa’s commercial hub.

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