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Mandela Event Confusion Exposes Secret Service Quandary

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JULIE PACE | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours before President Barack Obama arrived at a Johannesburg soccer stadium to honor Nelson Mandela, the White House staff...

Obama Traveling To Honor Mandela

Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip f...

Obama Traveling To South Africa For Mandela Memorial

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

(Adds more Carney comments) WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to participate ...

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...

Did President Obama Just Discover South Africa's Next Big Rapper?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.01.2013 | Teen

In between making speeches and meeting the family of Nelson Mandela, President Obama may have discovered hip-hop’s newest star during his recent tou...

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 Can Only Light Up Africa With Its Own 'Leading Lights'

Bright Simons | Posted 08.30.2013 | World
Bright Simons

A U.S.-NEPAD Electricity Initiative would have the remarkable distinction of supporting home-grown African efforts to solve Africa's problems, and strengthen pan-African institutions in the fashion President Obama has been so keen to support.

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 To Announce Ambitious Africa Initiative

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

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

Obama Tells Leaders To Follow Mandela's Example

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Paying tribute to his personal hero, President Barack Obama met privately Saturday with Nelson Mandela's family as the world anxi...

Obama Meets Mandela Family

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

* U.S. president likens Mandela to George Washington * Avoids visit to hospital to see anti-apartheid hero * Police fire...

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 Unsure About Mandela Visit

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

JOHANNESBURG — Inspired by Nelson Mandela's struggles in South Africa, a young Barack Obama joined campus protests in the U.S. against the racis...

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 To Tap DNC Official For Ambassadorship

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal — President Barack Obama has chosen a top Democratic Party official and former White House aide to be the U.S. ambassador to Sout...

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...

Obama Unlikely To See Mandela On Trip, South Africa Minister Says

Agence France Presse | Agence France Presse | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

US President Barack Obama is unlikely to see critically ill Nelson Mandela when he visits South Africa later this week, the country's minister of inte...

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'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...