Young Africans to Obama: 'Clean your own house first'

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, addressing the African Union

President Obama came to Africa to deliver a “blunt message” to its politicians. But young people in Kenya and Ethiopia had plenty to say to Mr Obama about the state of America.

“Tough love” has been a theme of President Obama’s visit to East Africa.

The moments where he really came alive on this trip were not just when he talked of his love for Africa, but also when he spoke passionately about human rights.

Standing beside the Kenyan president he likened the pursuit of gay rights in Africa to the civil rights struggle in the US. To an enthralled crowd in a stadium in Nairobi he talked of the importance of women in society.

Read more: Young Africans to Obama: ‘Clean your own house first’ – BBC News