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US First Girl Jill Biden arrives in Kenya

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US First Girl Jill Biden has arrived in Kenya because the Horn of Africa area endures its worst drought in a long time.

The previous 5 wet seasons have all been poor and that is led to tens of millions of livestock dying in addition to the destruction of many farmers’ crop harvests.

And now climatologists say the subsequent wet season might be poor too.

It means round 22 million persons are susceptible to extreme starvation in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

The battle in Ukraine has additionally had an impact, limiting essential grain exports to Africa and elsewhere.

President Joe Biden’s Democratic social gathering has a private hyperlink with Kenya; Barack Obama’s father was Kenyan and he visited when he was a Senator in 2006 and as president in 2015.

However Jill Biden’s tour is usually aimed toward deepening American ties with Africa, which has turn out to be a diplomatic battleground since Russia invaded Ukraine final yr.

As she was in Namibia on Thursday its authorities – together with 14 different African states – abstained in a vote on the UN calling on Russia to instantly withdraw.

And Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali have been three of simply seven states who voted towards it.