The secret to Ethiopia's counterterrorism success

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Obama has expressed keen interest in learning from Ethiopia's counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, a report says.

Mugabe 'unmoved' after Obama snubs him

2015-07-29 15:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly described President Barack Obama’s visit to the African Union headquarters as 'just a visit by another visitor'.

NEWSPAPERS: Clive Rice, Barack Obama and Desmond Tutu

Today's newspapers focused on the death of former South African cricketer Clive Rice and US president Barack Obama's visit to the African Union headquarters.

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Obama gets Ethiopia democracy wrong - critics

2015-07-28 23:36

President Obama has been criticised for saying the Ethiopian government is 'democratically elected'.

Obama urges Africa to end 'cancer of corruption', embrace democracy

2015-07-28 14:46

US President Barack Obama has called on Africa to end 'the cancer of corruption' and embrace democracy to ensure continued progress, in a speech to the African Union.

Obama meets Lucy, an ancient 'ancestor,' in Ethiopia

2015-07-28 12:15

Barack Obama came to Africa partially to connect with the continent of his forefathers. He met an ancestor of an altogether different kind: 'Lucy,' the 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a hominid discovered in Ethiopia.

Obama slams vitriol-filled 2016 poll debates

2015-07-27 18:32

President Barack Obama has delivered a withering critique of the vitriol-filled 2016 US presidential debate, saying its tone was not worthy of voters.

Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

2015-07-27 15:26

US President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia on Monday, offering a blunt appraisal of his host's democratic deficit, but indicating it would not scuttle a close security and political relationship.

Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia

2015-07-27 13:29

President Barack Obama huddled with Ethiopia's leaders for talks on counterterrorism, human rights and regional security issues, including the crisis in neighbouring South Sudan.

No problem with gays, but keep it to yourself Obama, say Kenyans

2015-07-27 11:25

People in Nairobi have given a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama's firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya.


Despite $7bn to 'Power Africa,' why the continent is still in the dark

2015-07-31 11:15

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7bn signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa.

Kenya auditor uncovers massive govt misspending

2015-07-29 12:31

Only 1% of Kenyan government spending can be properly accounted for, according to a report by the country’s auditor-general released just days after US President Barack Obama warned corruption was holding the country back.

Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

2015-07-29 06:39

Barack Obama has condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end ‘the cancer of corruption’, in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

Kenya police: Obama visit a security nightmare

2015-07-28 21:23

Kenya's police chief has admitted that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security nightmare.

NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

2015-07-28 12:59

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining, and will ultimately destroy millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial programme leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Obama to be first US president to address AU

2015-07-28 06:07

Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.

Iran deal similar to the Holocaust - Huckabee

2015-07-27 16:27

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven", a reference to the Holocaust.

Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

2015-07-27 14:13

President Barack Obama is warning the world can't wait long to address the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.

Obama on curse of corruption – annually costs Kenya 250 000 jobs, SA 1.5m?

2015-07-27 13:21

Using Barack Obama's calculations for Kenya, the message is clear: until the corruption curse is attacked with vigour, SA’s economy will never achieve its true potential.

Obama: Kenya at a crossroads

2015-07-27 08:38

Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama has pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility for its future.

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