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World should resist cynicism over rise of strongmen – Obama

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Barack Obama said on Tuesday the world should resist cynicism over the rise of strongmen, an apparent reference to populist leaders in...

Obama urges Kenyans to forget ethnic tensions

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Former US President Barack Obama urged Kenya's leaders to turn their backs on divisive ethnic politics and stamp down on corruption. Opening...

In modernizing nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race

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President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the...

Obama says supporting Libya’s fight with Islamic State is in U.S....

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President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it is in the U.S. national security interest to support Libya's emerging government's fight against Islamic...

Obama, in shift, to keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until...

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday shelved plans to cut the U.S. force in Afghanistan nearly in half by year's end, opting to...

Obama, NATO chief discuss Islamic State, Libya

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U.S. President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that NATO could help Libya counter Islamic State militants as...

Obama says will try to block Islamic State from ‘digging in’...

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U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States will continue to try to prevent Islamic State from establishing a foothold...

Obama to propose $200 million to battle Islamist militants in Africa

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President Barack Obama is proposing about $200 million (£138 million) in new military spending to confront Islamist militants in north and west...

Obama calls for efforts to counter Islamic State in Libya

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U.S. President Barack Obama directed his national security advisers on Thursday to counter efforts by Islamic State to expand into Libya and...

Obama admits mistakes in Libya, says West should have done more

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U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the international community should have done more to avoid a leadership vacuum in Libya, which...

World leaders recommit to UN peacekeeping with 40 000 troops pledged

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US President Barack Obama on Monday told a United Nations (UN) summit that more than 50 countries have pledged some 40 000...

Second-term Obama tells Africa’s ‘Big Men’ to quit when time is...

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Judging by the applause at the African Union headquarters, Barack Obama hit a chord when he took aim at the continent's 'Big...

ISS: Think Again – Why Obama’s AU speech matters

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There was a point, in Barack Obama's nearly hour-long speech at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, when the...

Obama heads to African Union at end of tour to build...

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Barack Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up...

Obama says more political openness would strengthen Ethiopia

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U.S. President Barack Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already...

Obama to discuss a ‘Plan B’ for South Sudan ahead of...

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President Barack Obama will discuss a "Plan B" for South Sudan with African leaders on Monday that could include sanctions or other...

Obama returns to his father’s homeland with history, security on his...

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President Barack Obama will land in Kenya on Friday with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties but his personal...

Kenya’s president says Obama talks to focus on security, trade links

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President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that improving security cooperation and trade links between Kenya and the United States will top the...

Obama endorses Nigerian leader’s agenda for defeating Boko Haram

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday offered strong support for Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had a "clear agenda" for...

Security to top agenda when Nigeria’s Buhari meets Obama

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will seek help in fighting militants across West Africa when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington...

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