The East African nation is one of the world's most corrupt. Obama's highlighting of the problem probably didn't win him friends among the powerful, but drew cheers from the crowd gathered to hear him in Nairobi.
In the tiny village of Kogelo, home to President Obama's step-grandmother, savvy businessmen have built an 'Obama circuit' that has yet to become a tourist hub. But a visit from the president this weekend could turn their fortunes around.
Anticipation of President Obama's visit has been high in his ancestral home, where he is seen as a rare example of success from the politically sidelined region. But news that he will not make a stop here has left many disappointed.
Less than two months into his first term, President Buhari's visit to Washington is a chance to reboot Nigeria's relationship with the US. Relations soured under Nigeria's previous administration over Boko Haram strategy.
On International Nelson Mandela Day, all are encouraged to work for their communities, in memory of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, who spent his life fighting for social justice and a free, democratic country.
The plan to open Kalobeyei refugee camp, which will host a majority South Sudanese population, contrasts with the government's threats to close the decades-old Dadaab camp, which is home to hundreds of thousands of Somalis.
Kenya's government offered amnesty to men who went to fight with Al Shabab in Somalia and want to return home. But in communities like Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, wariness overrides a rush to welcome them.