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President Obama is wheels up to Kenya and Ethiopia. Likely his last trip to the continent as president, Charles Kenny and Todd Moss each take this moment to assess his legacy in Africa thus far—and identify where there are still opportunities.
They’re worth reading in tandem. Both see the president’s legacy on the continent thus far as lacking, if for somewhat different reasons, and both identify different possibilities for driving a lasting legacy. But it’s safe to say both are hopeful there will not be another soccket…
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