Joe Biden speaks with Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, first African leader since inauguration, discusses Ethiopia’s humanitarian crisis

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Thursday spoke with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, the first African leader since his inauguration on January 20.Biden and Kenyatta discussed many issues, including the "humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and the need to prevent further loss of...

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U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Thursday spoke with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, the first African leader since his inauguration on January 20.Biden and Kenyatta discussed many issues, including the "humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and the need to prevent further loss of life and ensure humanitarian access," the White House said."President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Uhuru Kenyatta of...
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