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Obama Africa Trip

Increasing U.S. Investments in Advanced Education and Professional Training to Build Skilled African Workforce

Amini Kajunju | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

Advanced education and professional development training programs are needed more than ever. Africa is a youthful continent with stats showing that one in three Africans is between the ages 10 and 24. Young people in Africa make up nearly 40 percent of the working-age population, yet 60 percent are unemployed.

LOOK: White House Releases Stunning Photos Of Obama Family On Robben Island

Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

The White House released photos from President Barack Obama's trip to South Africa on Monday, including several of the president and his family visiti...

Mr. President, Did the Childhood Cancer Community Miss Your Call?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

President Obama, perhaps you recall that back in January 2013 I reached out to you to talk about three specific small asks for the childhood cancer co...

Can Obama's 'Power Africa' Initiative Double Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Obadias Ndaba

It is commendable that the Obama administration wants to help Africa build power grids and get electricity for its people. But there is little evidence to back up the claim that an amount as small as $7 billion -- or $16 billion, if we include the private sector investment -- will "double" access.

Mugabe's State Media Accuses Obama Of 'Sinister Plan' To Affect Elections

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- The Zimbabwe president's party says U.S. President Barack Obama's calls for more democratic reforms ahead of elections in this sou...

Desmond Tutu Welcomes Obama 'Home'

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu locked eyes with President Barack Obama on Sunday in an emotional moment between two men wh...

Obama Urges Young Africans To Fulfill Mandela Legacy

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER AND JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE TOWN, South Africa — President Barack Obama challenged young Africans to rise to the c...

Obama 'Deeply Humbled' During Robben Island Visit

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER AND JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday will announce a new initiat...

Obama, First Lady Meet Privately With Mandela Family

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met privately Saturday with the fami...

Obama Yet To Match Predecessors In Key Area

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

CENTURION, South Africa — President Barack Obama is receiving the embrace you might expect for a long-lost son on his return to his father's hom...

Obama Protesters Rally Near Mandela Hospital

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

By Peroshni Govender PRETORIA, June 28 (Reuters) - South Africans protesting a visit to their country by U.S. President Barack...

Obama Visit Last Chance to Catch up in Africa

Douglas Mwonzora | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Douglas Mwonzora

Zimbabwe and other African nations should not have to rely on the convenient bedfellows of pariah states and countries offering short-term solutions with utter disregard for the long-term freedom and prosperity of African countries.

Obama Shares Thoughts On Visit To Senegal Slave Island

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

GOREE ISLAND, Senegal -- President Barack Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island, from which Africans were said to have been shipped across...

Obama's African Tour Begins

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal — President Barack Obama opened a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment ...

Obamas To Confront Ancestry On Senegal Slave Island

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

When Barack and Michelle Obama visit Goree Island, a potent symbol of the slave trade off the Senegalese coast, it will be a moment to reflect not jus...

Obamas Making Long-Anticipated Return To Africa

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is heading to Africa, and the health of former South African leader Nelson Mandela is hanging over the plann...

Obama Making Long-Anticipated Trip To Africa

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PEDLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making a long-anticipated return to Africa, with the health of forme...

When It Comes To Africa, Obama Is No Bill Clinton -- Or Even George W. Bush

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

* Visits to Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania * Mandela's health may steal spotlight By Mark Felsenthal WAS...

Obama Skipping Kenya On Big Trip

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama arrives in Africa this week, there will be one notable omission from his travel itinerary: Kenya, the birthp...

Barack Obama's Africa Trip Misses Military Mission Creep on Continent

Michael Shank | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Not on President Obama's oversight agenda: The troubling ramp up of military and counterterror assistance to these countries and the human rights abuses committed by these same actors. It should be.

White House Not Sure How Much Obama's Trip To Africa Will Cost

Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

President Obama is about to head off to Africa for a weeklong trip with his family, where he will visit South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania -- but the ...

Obama Hopes To Make The Most Out Of Africa Trip

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's upcoming weeklong trip to Africa will mark his most significant personal investment in the developing regi...

Jason Linkins

In The Future, All Opportunity Costs Will Be Measured In 'White House Tours' Units

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

I suppose this was inevitable: Critics are outraged at the price tag of President Barack Obama's trip to Africa this month, which is slated to cost...

Obama's Africa Trip Could Carry 9-Digit Price Tag

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's tour of sub-Saharan Africa this month was supposed to make history as his first stay extended stay in the region, but a repor...

Big Obama Trip Requires Extraordinary Provisions

Washington Post | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be tak...