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Obama unveils 'Clean Power Plan' to tackle climate change

Barack Obama has unveiled his Clean Power Plan to tackle climate change.

The Clean Power Plan includes:

  • The US President's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution
  • The Clean Air Act to address carbon pollution from power plants
  • Proposed power plant regulations fixed in law to reduce CO2

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Obama: No challenge greater threat than climate change

Obama: No challenge poses greater threat to future than a change in climate Credit: Reuters

President Obama has told a press conference that "no challenge poses a great threat to the future than climate change".

He said that if the world does not get climate change right, it may not be able to reverse it.

The US President added that a new power plan would ultimately save Americans money on their energy bills.

US President Barack Obama arrives in Ethiopia

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Ethiopia on the latest stop of his visit to Africa.

He was met Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other senior dignitaries.

President Obama arrives in Ethiopia aboard Air Force One Credit: Reuters

Earlier, before leaving Kenya, Mr Obama told crowds gathered he was proud to be the first Kenyan-American president and said there was "no limit to what you can achieve".

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Obama: Africa is continent 'on the move'

President Obama said that Africa is a continent "on the move" highlighting increasing incomes, an expanding middle class and job creation.

He was speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit today in the Kenya capital Nairobi.

He arrived in the country on Friday and it is his first visit to the country of his father's birth since becoming president.

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