Obama's ventures competed with history

2013-07-03 20:42

Everywhere he went in Africa US President Barack Obama was competing with history, but continued to promote his initiatives, such as food security and improved health care.

Obama, Bush honour bombing victims

2013-07-02 11:40

President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush have joined up in Africa to honour those killed in the US embassy bombing in Tanzania in 1998.

Obama calls Morsi over Egypt crisis

2013-07-02 08:54

President Barack Obama has called President Mohammed Morsi to warn him that the voices of all Egyptians must be heard as a political crisis escalates, the White House says.

Obama: Egypt must show restraint

2013-07-01 21:45

US President Barack Obama has called on all parties in Egypt to show restraint in mass protests against President Mohamed Morsi.

ANC: Obama visit strengthened US-SA ties

2013-07-01 15:44

The outcomes of US President Barack Obama's visit to South Africa, including his sentiments on ailing former president Nelson Mandela, have been welcomed by the ANC.

Obama arrives in Tanzania

2013-07-01 14:09

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Tanzania for the final leg of his three-nation Africa tour, after paying homage in SA to his ailing idol Nelson Mandela.

Obama heads to Tanzania

2013-07-01 09:00

US President Barack Obama has left Cape Town, heading to Tanzania on the last leg of his African tour.

Mandela still a symbol of unity: Tutu

2013-06-30 21:55

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has hailed Nelson Mandela as an "incredible, incredible person" who is still uniting South Africans from the hospital bed where he is fighting for his life.

Obama warns tyrants in Africa

2013-06-30 20:39

US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa can only fulfil its rising potential with leaders who serve their people, not tyrants who enrich themselves.

SA proof people can change world - Obama

2013-06-30 18:42

US President Barack Obama says if any country in the world shows how people can create change, it's South Africa.


Obama struggles to wow rising Africa

2013-07-02 15:20

President Barack Obama's whirlwind tour of Africa has left many underwhelmed by pledges that are thin on detail and dwarfed by China’s lavish investment.

Obama set to end Africa tour

2013-07-02 09:57

President Barack Obama is set to end his Africa tour with an unusual double act with his predecessor George W Bush, whose HIV/Aids programme saved millions of lives on the continent.

Obama: Stop backing DRC rebels

2013-07-02 07:55

President Barack Obama has called on the countries bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to stop backing armed groups there.

Obama: new era of US-Africa relations

2013-07-01 21:21

Obama has proposed a new approach to Africa relations ahead of an unusual meeting with Bush.

Obama, Bush to meet in Tanzania

2013-07-01 15:10

The White House says President Barack Obama and former president George W Bush will meet while both leaders are in Tanzania.

Obama, Bush in Africa – will they meet?

2013-07-01 10:00

President Barack Obama and former president George W Bush are both heading to Tanzania's capital city, but the question is whether they will meet.

Zimbabwe has opportunity, says Obama

2013-07-01 07:56

US President Barack Obama says Zimbabwe’s economic recovery has given the country an opportunity to advance but only if upcoming elections are "free and fair".

Obama: Fulfill Mandela's legacy

2013-06-30 21:55

US President Barack Obama wants young Africans to rise to the challenge of shoring up progress on the continent, summoning them to fulfill Nelson Mandela's legacy.

US makes no apology for Africa efforts

2013-06-30 19:35

President Barack Obama says the US makes no apology for supporting efforts to stand up for human dignity in Africa.

Obama to unveil African power initiative

2013-06-30 16:31

US President Barack Obama is due to announce a $7bn initiative over five years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.

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