President Barack Hussein Obama

President Barack Hussein Obama


Date of Birth: 04/08/1961
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii

Married to Michelle Obama with 2 children

Education: returned from Indonesia to Hawaii, winning a scholarship to Punahou, a prestigious prep school in Honalulu, 1971; Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1979-1982; Harvard Law School, 1988-91; Appointed the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review, Feb 1990;

Career: Begins working at Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Gallard, 1992; Publishes 'Dreams from My Father', 1995; Wins the Democratic nomination for the Illinois State Senate, 1996; elected to the US Senate, 2004; announces candidacy for Presidency of the US, Feb 2007; Becomes the first African American President of the United States, Nov 5th 2008

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Jubilee lays into America, too

US President Barack Obama had made his much anticipated intervention in the elections via a 6 February YouTube message, but he pulled his punches...

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Trophy-hunters after Kikwete

Kikwete’s recent attempts to grasp the poaching nettle got going during the tour of Africa last July by United States President Barack Obama, who joined Kikwete on a platform in Dar es Salaam to launch a US$10 million task force to help ‘build capacity’ in Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa aimed at the rhino horn and ivory trade...

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Tackling the trade in endangered species

Both China's President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama visited Africa in 2013, seeking to strengthen political ties...

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When the clouds cried

The crowd gave a standing ovation to United States President Barack Obama's speech and cheered when he pointed out that many of those praising Mandela's commitment to equality and freedom were still repressing their own people...

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The time of Mandela

Might Barack Obama shake hands with Raúl Castro...

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More boots on the ground

In Asia, France is a secondary player at best; for instance, on Syria, an old French stamping ground, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin take the big decisions...

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Kony keeps up the terror

The 100 US military advisors sent by President Barack Obama in October 2011 to assist regional security efforts against the militia report that at least 31 LRA fighters have defected over the past 18 months...

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France wades in again

President Barack Obama’s government announced that it was ready to spend US$10 million...

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After the crisis, the crackdown

US President Barack Obama has so far stopped short of ordering a suspension of US military aid...

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Jammeh tightens the screw

In 2009, he was photographed with President Barack Obama but when he tried to see him again during Obama’s June tour of Africa, he was rebuffed...

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