ARTICLES RELATING TO OBAMA IN AFRICA

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 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, 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 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 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, 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.

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.

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".

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
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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 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.

Obamas to tour Robben Island

2013-06-30 10:41

US President Barack Obama will pay tribute to the man who inspired his political activism by taking his family on a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years.

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US President Obama paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a gala dinner in Pretoria by reciting the words from the famous Invictus poem. Watch.

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South African riot police clashed with protesters in Soweto on Saturday shortly before US President Barack Obama arrived at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus.

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Obama address in Soweto

2013-06-30 09:14

Watch US President Barack Obama's full address to African youth leaders on Saturday at the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Soweto Campus.

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Obama to unveil African power initiative

2013-06-30 09:02

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

Kathrada to join Obama on Robben Island

2013-06-29 22:29

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada will accompany US President Barack Obama on a tour of Robben Island, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says.

Obama to visit Mandela's cell

2013-06-29 21:12

US President Barack Obama will visit Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, paying homage to the ailing South African hero .

Obama connects with SA's youth

2013-06-29 19:12

US President Barack Obama has been met with songs, cheers and laughter from youth of the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg.

Obama: SA a critical partner

2013-06-29 17:11

US President Barack Obama has affirmed his country's commitment to enhancing co-operation and trade with South Africa and its neighbours.

SA a critical partner - Obama

2013-06-29 16:19

US President Barack Obama has affirmed his country's commitment to enhancing co-operation and trade with South Africa and its neighbours.

 
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Obamas on Robben Island

2013-07-03 08:24

Watch this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Robben Island which has now been released by the White House.

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Obamas leave Africa

2013-07-02 12:37

US President Barack Obama and his family ended their three-nation tour of Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. See pictures of the Obamas boarding Air Force One.

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Obama meets Bush in Tanzania

2013-07-02 10:57

US President Barack Obama has met with his predecessor George W Bush in Tanzania in an appearance the White House says is proof that both parties care about Africa.

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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.

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Obama arrives in Tanzania

2013-07-01 15:05

US President Barack Obama continued his three-country African tour, arriving in Tanzania on July 1. See photos from the event.

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Barack Obama full UCT speech

2013-07-01 13:53

Watch United States President Barack Obama deliver his speech at UCT's Jameson Hall on June 30.

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Obama speaks at UCT

2013-07-01 09:21

Obama delivered a speech at Jameson Hall on the UCT campus in Cape Town on June 30. See photos from the event.

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Student raps for Obama

2013-07-01 08:25

US President Barack Obama visited the Desmond Tutu HIV Center in Cape Town. While there, one of the students performed this rap. Watch.

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Obama visits Tutu HIV centre

2013-07-01 07:34

US President Barack Obama tours a classroom alongside Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre in Cape Town.

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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.

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US President Barack Obama and his family visited Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in jail. See all the pictures.

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Obama 'deeply humbled' by prison visit

2013-06-30 16:13
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President Barack Obama says he was "deeply humbled" by a visit to the cell on Robben Island where elder statesman Nelson Mandela spent 18 years as a prisoner.

Michelle Obama tells youth to dream big

2013-06-30 10:25

US First Lady Michelle Obama has told 200 young people at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg to take risks, dream big and to respect the power of education.

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Obama Zuma address press

2013-06-30 09:43

Obama kicked off his South Africa tour with a discussion at the Union Buildings with President Jacob Zuma. Watch.

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Zuma hosts Obama dinner

2013-06-30 09:21

See all the pictures from an official dinner at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria where President Jacob Zuma hosted US President Barack Obama and other guests on Saturday evening.

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Obama connects with youth

2013-06-30 09:09

US President Barack Obama spoke to African youth leaders on Saturday at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus. See all the pictures.

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From Senegal to Robben Island with Obama

2013-06-29 22:53

One element of US President Barack Obama's Africa policy is to encourage a free press, although he offered repeated reminders for US reporters travelling with him to be on their best behaviour.

Obama slams unfair deals with Africa

2013-06-29 22:29
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US President Barack Obama has urged Africans to ask more questions about lop-sided deals with some foreign investors.

US 'not threatened' by China - Obama

2013-06-29 20:30

The US does not feel threatened by the growth of trade and investment in Africa by China and other emerging powers, US President Barack Obama says.

Flicker of hope for Mandela

2013-06-29 18:26

Former president Nelson Mandela remained in a critical condition, but government hinted at renewed optimism for Madiba, whom US President Barack Obama hailed as a personal hero.

Obama: Africa's future is in young hands

2013-06-29 17:05

US President Barack Obama has told Africa's youth that the future of the continent was in their hands, and urged them to use Nelson Mandela as a model for political leadership.

Obama speaks to Mandela's wife

2013-06-29 15:50

US President Barack Obama has spoken to the wife of Nelson Mandela by telephone during a visit his visit, a White House statement says.

 
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