Barack Obama drops his best dance moves while visiting half-sister in Kenya

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Former US President Barack Obama and British naturalist Sir David Attenborough recently had newly discovered prehistoric species named after them.

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Barack Obama is joining his wife in living his best life these days. The former president was spotted in Kenya on Monday, dropping it like it's hot to traditional Kenyan music. Like husband, like wife: Michelle jammed out at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert in Paris on Sunday.

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Obama can be seen in videos from the outing in a casual gray sports coat, all smiles and with a lightness to his step as he shows off his best dance moves.

Obama was in  Kenya for a two day trip to help open the youth center his half-sister Auma Obama launched through her Sauti Kuu foundation. The              center will help local youth through a combination of education and sports. It's the first time since leaving office in January 2017 that Obama has returned to his father's ancestral home.

In a speech given at the center's opening, Obama  describes coming to Kenya for the first time when he was 27-years-old and visiting his father's grave: "It gave me a sense of satisfaction that no five star hotel could ever provide. Because it connected you to your past, and it connected you to the stories of those that came before you."

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Obama's step-grandmother Sarah Obama, clearly inspired, didn't miss the chance to show her grandson she knew how to boogie, too. Rising from her wheelchair, the 96-year-old waved to the crowd and swayed to the music with assistance from Obama.

Obama also met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who welcomed him back to the country via Twitter: "It was a great pleasure to welcome you back @BarackObama"

Kenya wasn't Obama's only stop on Obama's African tour. He next visited              South Africa where he gave his first speech since leaving office at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

Obama's speech was one of hope: "It's tempting right now to give in to cynicism. To believe that recent shifts in global politics are too powerful to push back. That the pendulum has swung permanently. Just as people spoke about the triumph of democracy in the '90s, now you're hearing people talk about the end of democracy and the triumph of tribalism and the strong man. We have to resist that cynicism, because we've been through darker times."