President Barack Obama delivered a withering critique of the vitriolic 2016 U.S. presidential debate on Monday, branding it unworthy of American voters.
It is rare for a president to address domestic controversy while on a foreign trip, but Obama was asked about the increasingly hysterical tone of the debate while on a visit to Ethiopia.Full Story
The crowd was always going to be onside, but U.S. President Barack Obama was in typically inspirational form when he visited Kenya this weekend, the country where his father was born.
Addressing a crowd of thousands -- and millions more on television and radio -- Obama raised a cheer by declaring himself "proud to be the first Kenyan-American president of the United States".Full Story
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shebab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record.
Obama is on the first-ever trip by a U.S. president to Africa's second most populous nation, a close strategic partner for Washington credited for beating back the Al-Qaida-affiliated Islamists but a country also much criticized for its rights record.Full Story
U.S. President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa's second most populous nation.
Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa's international airport after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, and the president was greeted on the tarmac by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.Full Story
A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honor of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-fliers.
Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night two mothers in the western city of Kisumu took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president's jet, Air Force One.Full Story
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday ended a landmark visit to Kenya, urging the east African nation and birthplace of his father to renounce corruption, tribalism and inequality.
Speaking to a raucous crowd in an indoor arena in the capital Nairobi, Obama said Kenya needed to ditch "bad traditions" including endemic bribe-taking, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and communal violence.Full Story
U.S. President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move", praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit on landmark visit to Kenya.
Obama arrived in Kenya late on Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since he was elected president.Full Story
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya late Friday, his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.
Air Force One touched down at Nairobi's international airport, AFP reporters said, marking the start of a weekend visit during which the president will address an entrepreneurship summit and hold talks on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, and democracy and human rights.Full Story
The streets of the Kenyan capital were empty on Friday afternoon ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaida-linked Somali militants.
Obama, making his first visit as president to his father's birthplace, will address an entrepreneurship summit and hold talks on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, and democracy and human rights.Full Story
On the eve of a landmark visit to Africa, President Barack Obama is being implored to play peacemaker in war-ravaged South Sudan, rekindling a long-running dispute among White House aides.
An old Washington joke says that every new Senator looks in the mirror and sees a future president.Full Story