Jun 22, 2018

Obama to travel to Europe and Africa to talk economy, climate change

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Former President Barack Obama will travel to Spain, Portugal, Kenya, and South Africa this July to discuss the economy and effects of climate change, according to a statement from his personal office.

The details: He’ll participate in the Circular Economy and Innovation Summit in Madrid, the Climate Change Leadership summit in Porto, meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and, separately, meet with the South African President President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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