President Barack Hussein Obama
USA

President Barack Hussein Obama

President

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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AFRICA | UNITED NATIONS

The fire this century

United States President Barack Obama offered compelling rhetoric: 'Our citizens keep marching...

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SOMALIA

Al Shabaab shake-up

Failure in MogadishuUS President Barack Obama has promised to 'degrade and defeat' extremist groups from the Middle East to Somalia, notably through aerial attacks and providing organisational support to local allied forces...

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TANZANIA

Power fraud unravels

In particular, he would like to stay close to US President Barack Obama, whose multi-billion Power Africa programme is another legacy for both of them...

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AFRICA | UNITED STATES

Dollars, security and a few surprises

For many, the most emblematic moment of Washington's maiden Africa summit on 4-6 August came at the end of an intense day of economic and commercial debate on 5 August, when President Barack Obama sat in on a 15-minute discussion with Takunda Chingonzo, a 21-year-old internet entrepreneur from Zimbabwe...

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AFRICA | UNITED STATES

The science of summitry

The biggest draw proved to be US President Barack Obama, pulling in nearly 50 African heads of state or government in what critics had described as a belated invitation to the continent's leaders...

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AFRICA | FRANCE

Africa policy moves up the agenda

It was President Barack Obama who ultimately decided to suspend French-backed plans for a US air assault on President Bashar Hafez al Assad's regime in Syria...

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SOUTH SUDAN

Famine ‘almost a certainty’

On 1 and 2 July, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control issued a detailed legal framework for individual financial sanctions, with President Barack Obama citing 'activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations, [which] poses an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States'...

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NIGERIA

Jonathan faces the north

Then in August, United States President Barack Obama will host a grand Africa summit in Washington and security will top the agenda, along with economic renewal...

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KENYA | UNITED STATES

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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TANZANIA

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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