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.

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.

Abductions an 'unconscionable' act - Michelle Obama

2014-05-10 14:54

The mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria is an "unconscionable act" of terror against the education of girls, US First Lady Michelle Obama says.

Mrs. Obama to appear on an episode of Nashville

2014-04-20 13:50

Michelle Obama will be appearing on an episode of ABC country music drama Nashville .

US first lady stresses freedom of speech in China

2014-03-22 17:01

US First Lady Michelle Obama has told students in the Chinese capital that freedom of speech and religion and access to information should be universal rights.


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.

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.

Celebrities unite to #BringBackOurGirls!

2014-05-09 19:00

Celebs have joined forces to create awareness of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign, in aid of over 200 girls who were abducted in Nigeria earlier this year.

Huawei denounces US spying activities

2014-03-23 14:00

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has condemned alleged US National Security Agency infiltration and spying on its corporate network revealed by a German magazine.

U2, Timberlake, Obama to appear on new Fallon show

2014-02-11 17:00

Jimmy Fallon is premiering his new show with a bang. U2, Michelle Obama, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga will appear in the first week of the new show.

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