Obama calls for peaceful election in Kenya

2017-08-08 11:21

Former US president Barack Obama has called on Kenyans to hold a peaceful and untainted election. He said this while speaking out on the eve of a crucial vote in the east African country where his father was born.

Yet another ill wind for Trump

2017-07-30 05:55

In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, US President Donald Trump railed against Senate rules requiring 60 votes to overcome a filibuster, just a day after the chamber dealt a devastating setback to the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

UN hopes for 'positive' US decision on Sudan sanctions

2017-07-10 20:59

The United Nations says it hopes the United States will make a "positive decision" on sanctions against Sudan for allowing more humanitarian aid access across war zones as sought.

Republican health plan in peril as 22 million set to lose coverage

2017-06-27 12:25

Senate Republicans have watched support for their Obamacare repeal bill slide into perilous territory after the release of a non-partisan report forecasting that the plan would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026.

In flurry of tweets, Trump lambastes Obama's handling of hacking saga

2017-06-25 21:43

President Donald Trump has stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama's response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some Democratic lawmakers agree.

WATCH: Absent Jay Z inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame by Barack Obama via video

2017-06-16 09:39

Jay Z, whose wife Beyoncé is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a longtime fan: former US President Barack Obama.

Trump to roll back some of Obama's Cuban outreach

2017-06-14 14:15

US President Donald Trump has vowed to revisit all of his predecessor's diplomatic successes and failures, but is he ready to slam the door on Cuba?

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

2017-06-01 22:43

Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the US 'reject the future'.

'Red Tie Guy', who charmed SA during Obama visit, dies

2017-05-19 19:11

Mikhail Hendricks, otherwise known as the "Red Tie Guy", who charmed television viewers during a 2013 speech by then-US president Barack Obama in Cape Town, has died.


Officials: Trump greenlights attack planes for Nigeria

2017-08-03 21:04

The Trump administration is greenlighting a nearly $600m sale of 12 high-tech attack planes to Nigeria, even as human rights groups raise concerns about abuses by the African nation's security forces

Court frees Nigerian man who named his dog after President Buhari

2017-07-26 15:25

A Nigerian court has reportedly dismissed charges filed against a man in Ogun state, who named his dog 'Buhari'.

Defence: Climate change a US security threat

2017-07-14 20:07

The House has approved a defence policy bill that declares climate change a threat to US national security and demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations.

Sudan hopes Trump takes 'courageous' decision to lift sanctions

2017-07-10 18:00

Hopes are running high in Sudan that US President Donald Trump will decide this week to lift Washington's sanctions on Khartoum, despite rights groups calling for the decades-old embargo to be maintained.

Trump slams Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe

2017-06-26 20:37

US President Donald Trump has demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow.

Did Barack Obama just reveal the sex of Beyoncé’s twins?!

2017-06-16 10:15

In a touching speech via video at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony, former President Barack Obama might have made the biggest slip-up ever.

The duty now his, Trump calls for unity after shooting

2017-06-15 09:12

It was a sadly familiar ritual: an American president addressing the nation, decrying violence while urging citizens to set aside their differences - this time it was President Donald trump.

Obama praises US cities, states, for climate change stand

2017-06-08 11:42

Former US president Barack Obama has praised US states and cities for maintaining measures against climate change in a fresh jab at his successor's decision to quit the Paris accord.

Prince Harry hosts his 'friend' Barack Obama

2017-05-29 06:58

Prince Harry hosted former US president Barack Obama at Kensington Palace.

GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns

2017-05-14 20:59

Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done legislatively are pointing to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era rules on guns, the internet and the environment

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