While wananchi (Swahili for citizens) are honoured that Barack Obama finally decided to drop in, they are not terribly enamoured by the supposed intentions behind his visit. Many still believe Obama’s Africa tour is part of a new, shrewder scramble for this continent’s vast resources – a sort of brutal brawl that pits American interests against China’s.
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President Barack Obama’s Kenyan half-brother has launched his own political career by announcing his intention to run for the Kisumu county gubernatorial seat in the upcoming March 4 elections. Malik Obama, 54, who shares a father with the US president, […]
Time magazine has named President Barack Obama as its 2012 Person of the Year. “We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes,” Time managing editor Richard Stengel said in announcing its choice. “And Obama is both the symbol […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration as U.S. secretary of state on Thursday in the face of what promised to be a difficult Senate confirmation battle. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidante of President Barack Obama, […]