Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Botswana

2017-01-17 20:32

A prophet held for predicting Mugabe's death says he has "no regrets" for making the prophecy, and 8-year-old son of Gambia's Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs.

What Obama and Trump have said about each other

2017-01-17 19:08

Since Trump's election victory, the billionaire and the outgoing president have tried to turn the page on the harsh language of the campaign. Here are some quotes from Obama on Trump, and from Trump on Obama:

10 things Obama will be remembered for

2017-01-17 10:30

As US President Barack Obama prepares to leave office on January 20, here are 10 things his presidency may be remembered for.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

Obama speaks on Israel, Trump in last White House interview

2017-01-16 18:25

In his last interview as president, President Barack Obama says the increase of Israeli settlements is inhibiting the possibility of an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state".

Obama doesn't regret 'red line' over Syria conflict

2017-01-16 09:22

US President Barack Obama says he does not regret his speech drawing a "red line" over Syria's use of chemical weapons, a phrase critics say symbolises the US failure to act over the country's conflict.

Sudan says 'secret' talks led to US easing sanctions

2017-01-15 13:01

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour says"secret" talks between American and Sudanese officials led to the easing of US sanctions on his country.

We are on the highway to 2019

2017-01-15 06:02

It was a privilege to be an insomniac on Wednesday morning. If you were one of us at 4am that day, you would have witnessed Barack Obama delivering his final address to the American nation.

Obama urges public to embrace the 'work of citizenship'

2017-01-14 21:15

President Barack Obama has called on all Americans to 'throw ourselves into the work of citizenship', regardless of party.

Sudan welcomes US decision to lift sanctions

2017-01-14 11:30

Sudan has welcomed a US decision to lift some economic sanctions against Khartoum, saying it was a "positive and important" development in relations with Washington.


North Korea tells Obama to 'get packing'

2017-01-17 20:24

North Korea has denounced outgoing US President Barack Obama for blacklisting leader Kim Jong-Un's sister over human rights abuses, urging him to concentrate on "packing" as he exits the White House.

Obama leaves symbolic legacy in Africa

2017-01-17 11:15

It was always going to be hard for outgoing US President Barack Obama to live up to expectations in Africa.

Obama warns Trump not to undo Iran nuclear deal

2017-01-17 07:30

US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasising its "significant and concrete results" and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world's major powers.

Obama made Kenyan artist's name, but Trump portraits fizzle

2017-01-16 19:30

Kenyan artist Evans Yegon made a name for himself painting $1 000 portraits of President Barack Obama and he's sad to see him go, as the new focus of his work - Donald Trump - is a hard sell

Trump promises health care 'for everybody'

2017-01-16 11:39

President-elect Donald Trump wants health "insurance for everybody," he told The Washington Post, no small feat in a country where millions are uninsured.

Obama's 'hostile goodbye' to Mugabe

2017-01-16 08:30

Outgoing United States President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe by at least another year, a report says.

Obama poised for a busy retirement

2017-01-15 07:47

For Barack Obama, retirement is looking like anything but; he has a presidential library to build, hundreds of millions of dollars to raise, causes to fight for and a book to write.

The Barack Obama legacy

2017-01-14 23:19

One man can ring in a lot of change, but sadly, thechange can be washed away, writes Joan Walsh.

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

2017-01-14 19:15

President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may lift sanctions on Russia and won't stand by the "One China" policy.

Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

2017-01-13 12:13

Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to US soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official says.

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