Morgan Freeman, Jack Black support Obama's Iran nuclear deal
Morgan Freeman, Jack Black support Obama's Iran nuclear deal

Hollywood veteran actor Morgan Freeman, American comedian Jack Black and actress Natasha Lyonne have stepped forward to back US President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran via video.

US Senate confirms Dunford as next Joint Chiefs chairman

The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US military`s top officer, after President Barack Obama chose him for the post in May.

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Obama mourns Kalam 'an advocate for stronger US-India ties'
Obama mourns Kalam 'an advocate for stronger US-India ties'

US President Barack Obama has condoled the death of former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam describing him as an advocate for stronger US-India relations, and who worked to deepen the two countries` space cooperation.

Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

Abdul Kalam served as inspiration for millions of Indians: Obama

 US President Barack Obama on Tuesday extended his condolences on the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying he was an inspiration to millions who worked to deepen space cooperation between the two countries.

Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern.

Obama says US stands with Africa against terror, conflict

President Barack Obama said today that the United States stood with Africa to defeat terrorism and end conflict, warning that the continent's progress will "depend on security and peace".

Kenya police chief admits Obama visit a security `nightmare`

 Kenya`s police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama`s weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the incident-free trip to Nairobi had proved a major confidence booster for the country.

Time for world to `change approach to Africa`: Obama
Time for world to `change approach to Africa`: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it was time for the world to change its approach to Africa, as he made the first address to the African Union by a US leader.

Obama at African Union for historic address

Barack Obama arrived at African Union headquarters Tuesday, where he will become the first US president to address the 54-member continental bloc, at the end of a tour focused on corruption, rights and security.

Obama to give keynote address to African Union
Obama to give keynote address to African Union

Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union on Tuesday, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.

Obama rules out sending troops to Somalia

 US President Barack Obama said that his government would not consider sending troops to Somalia, as he sees regional allies Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as being highly qualified to lead an anti-terrorism operation on the ground.

Obama challenges Ethiopia on democracy but praises Shebab fight

US 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 says yet to hear good argument against Iran nuclear deal

 US President Barack Obama on Monday said he was yet to hear a strong factual argument against a nuclear deal with Iran and criticised rhetoric about the agreement from some leading members of the Republican party.

Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia

President Barack Obama is holding talks with Ethiopia's leaders on counter-terrorism, human rights and regional security issues.

Barack Obama vows to keep up pressure on Somalia`s Shebab

US President Barack Obama on Monday praised recent advances by Somali and African Union troops against Shebab militants, but said it was important to keep up the pressure.

Watch: President Obama grooving to tunes of Lipala dance in Kenya
Watch: President Obama grooving to tunes of Lipala dance in Kenya

US President Barack Obama proved to be quiet a showman at a state dinner organised by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta as he got grooving to the lilting tunes of a modernised folk dance.

Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid
Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid

Barack Obama on Monday officially begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa`s second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union.

'Obama marching Israelis to `door of oven' by trusting Iran'
'Obama marching Israelis to `door of oven' by trusting Iran'

White House contender Mike Huckabee is warning that President Barack Obama is marching the Israelis to the "door of the oven" by signing off on the nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers.