Michelle Obama: Girls, don't hold back in school

2015-09-30 14:01

First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for teenage girls: Don't shy from being the smartest kid in the class. And never mind what the boys think.

First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

2015-07-01 07:36

Some lucky Girl Scouts have gotten the ultimate camping experience - an overnight campout in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn.

Michelle Obama lights candles for Charleston victims

2015-06-19 09:51

Michelle Obama and her daughters have visited Milan's Duomo cathedral, where an official traveling with her says they lit candles in memory of the victims of the shooting in South Carolina.

Michelle Obama: Black girls rock!

2015-03-30 05:00

First Lady Michelle Obama has celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!.

Univision host fired for comparing Michelle Obama to a Planet of Apes character

2015-03-13 12:00

A US Spanish-language television channel has fired a key presenter for comparing Michelle Obama to a cast member from Planet of the Apes.

Rita Ora loved performing for the Obama family

2014-12-17 17:00

Rita Ora has admitted it was an ''indescribable honour'' to perform Do They Know It's Christmas for the Obama family.

Michelle Obama turns it up with a turnip!

2014-10-16 15:00

US first lady Michelle Obama goes the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign by busting out her dance moves... with a turnip.

Michelle Obama campaigns in Georgia Senate race

2014-09-09 10:32

First lady Michelle Obama has debuted on the 2014 campaign trail in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

Michelle Obama encourages kids to drink more water

2014-07-24 13:50

US first lady Michelle Obama recently announced new partnerships with companies to emphasise increased access to water rather than bottled water consumption.

Obamas want daughters to experience minimum wage

2014-06-20 14:35

Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.


Even Michelle Obama wishes she was Beyoncé!

2015-08-04 06:00

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has joked that she wants to be Beyoncé Knowles.

Michelle Obama will open the 2015 Special Olympics

2015-06-26 21:00

Michelle Obama is set to open the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles while Stevie Wonder is set to perform.

Obamas pay nearly $100 000 in federal taxes

2015-04-11 18:45

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, paid more than $93 000 in federal taxes last year on an adjusted gross income of more than $477 000.

Tourists leave Tunisia after attack

2015-03-19 10:53

Foreigners are reportedly gathered at the port in Tunis, awaiting the departure of a cruise liner heading back to Italy following Tunisia’s deadliest militant attack over a decade.

African fashion in vogue, home talent shines

2015-02-09 12:43

The display of African clothes from home-grown African designers in New York, London and Tokyo stores signals a change of attitude towards the African continent.

Barack and Michelle's first date to become a blockbuster

2014-12-09 16:38

An independent film that will dramatise President Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Obama is in development.

13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Michelle Obama: Blood of Africa runs through my veins

2014-07-30 21:46

First lady Michelle Obama has embraced her family's African roots in a speech, telling a group of young Africans that the "blood of Africa" runs through her veins.

I won't go into politics, Michelle Obama says

2014-06-24 10:10

US First Lady Michelle Obama says she won’t go into politics after leaving the White House, dismissing rumours she might follow in the footsteps of predecessor Hillary Clinton.

Nigerian army reacts to kidnapping

2014-05-10 22:00

Nigeria's Army has sent two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels.

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