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Trump undoes parts of Obama agenda with executive actions

25 January 2017, 11:16

President Donald Trump signed three executive memorandums to kick off his first full week in the White House by undoing parts of his predecessor's agenda.

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Trump vows to cherish a 'beautiful letter' left by Obama

24 January 2017, 10:03

US President Donald Trump made an emotional mention of a "beautiful letter" that he said Barack Obama had left for him in the White House.

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Obama made Kenyan artist's name, but Trump portraits fizzle

17 January 2017, 14:38

Kenyan artist Evans Yegon made a name for himself painting $1 000 portraits of President Barack Obama and he's sad to see him go, as the new focus of his work - Donald Trump - is a hard sell

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Obama leaves symbolic legacy in Africa

17 January 2017, 12:02

It was always going to be hard for outgoing US President Barack Obama to live up to expectations in Africa.

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Obama's 'hostile goodbye' to Mugabe

16 January 2017, 13:01

Outgoing United States President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe by at least another year, a report says.

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Obama's parting message: We're going to be OK

19 January 2017, 16:17

In the final minutes of his final presidential news conference, Barack Obama had a word of reassurance for all: We're going to be OK.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Twitter: Obama's 'thank you' tweet his most popular ever

12 January 2017, 17:02

President Barack Obama's tweet following his farewell address to the nation has become the most popular post on the presidential account

Obama not slipping away quietly from presidency

12 January 2017, 19:12

President Barack Obama is making sure his message is heard before he leaves the White House.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

WATCH: Forceful and tearful, Obama says goodbye in emotional speech

11 January 2017, 16:05

President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort and encourage a country on edge over economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump.

Obama health law posts solid sign-ups despite GOP repeal vow

11 January 2017, 20:01

The Obama administration says 11.5 million people have enrolled for coverage under the president's health care law.

Monday, 09 January 2017

Ghana's new president Akufo-Addo caught up in plagiarism scandal

09 January 2017, 13:17

The office of Nana Akufo-Addo has issued an apology after the new Ghanaian president was accused of lifting passages from speeches by Bill Clinton and George W Bush during his inaugural address to the nation.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Trump, Obama disputes spill into the open

30 December 2016, 11:12

US President-elect Donald Trump stirred a simmering dispute with Barack Obama on Wednesday, accusing him of derailing a smooth transition with "inflammatory" remarks, before appearing to row back.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Trump slams 'inflammatory' Obama on Twitter

29 December 2016, 10:34

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused incumbent Barack Obama of making "inflammatory" statements and complicating the impending transfer of power - the latest salvo in an escalating war of words between the two.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

DSS arrests third most wanted terrorism suspect

28 December 2016, 08:21

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested the third most wanted terrorism suspect in the world.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Obama bids farewell to world stage after 8 years

21 November 2016, 11:01

US President Barack Obama has said goodbye to the world stage, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour.

Obama warns Trump that US underpins world order

21 November 2016, 14:00

US President Barack Obama made a strident case for his successor Donald Trump to retain America's support for a liberal world order, warning world peace and prosperity depend on it.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid

20 November 2016, 19:59

Above the sacks of seeds and coal, three kerosene lamps gather dust in the tiny shed that Kenyan chicken farmer Bernard calls home.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Obama, nudging Trump, says he must 'stand up' to Russia

18 November 2016, 17:36

President Barack Obama seeks to nudge Donald Trump toward a more confrontational relationship with Russia, urging the president-elect to "stand up" to Moscow when it violates global norms.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Obama says Trump soon to face sobering 'reality' check

15 November 2016, 11:09

President Barack Obama cautioned against dire predictions for Donald Trump's presidency, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries to enact his most controversial campaign promises.

Obama in Europe to reassure allies over 'vital' NATO

15 November 2016, 20:37

The NATO alliance is "absolutely vital" to US interests, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as he flew in to Europe to reassure jittery allies concerned by Donald Trump's shock presidential election win.

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