Barack Obama


post 19 November 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Is the Islamic State group on the back foot in Syria and Iraq?

The so-called Islamic State has shown itself capable of striking civilian targets in western Europe. But is the terror group on the back foot in its heartlands of Iraq and Syria?

article 30 September 2015 World, United States
Jamal Osman by Jacob Zuma 'slights' Barack Obama

A photo showing South African President Jacob Zuma remaining on the phone while greeting Barack Obama causes a stir in the press.

article 26 July 2015 World, Kenya
Barack Obama (Reuters)
Obama issues rallying cry for gender equality in Africa

The US President says violence against women and genital mutilation have "no place in the 21st century".

article 25 July 2015 World, United States
Obama praises Africa's prospects during Kenya 'homecoming'

US President Barack Obama says Africa is "on the move" as he makes the first presidential visit to Kenya, his father's homeland.

article 15 July 2015 United States
Obama speaks at NAACP
by Obama's clarion call for justice reform

"That's not a justice system. It's an injustice system". In a sweeping call for reform - President Obama says too many Black Americans are locked up in jail.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Why an Iran nuclear deal could have unintended consequences

A deal on Iran's nuclear programme would be a historic event - but it could come at the expense of angering some of the US's staunchest allies.

post 30 June 2015
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei After Greece, can the EU remain the world's most popular club?

Greece may only represent a fraction of Europe's economy. But in everything else that can't be easily measured by the IMF or ECB, it represents to much more.

article 22 June 2015 World, United States
Obama: racism is more than not saying n***** in public

Speaking in the wake of the Charleston shooting, President Obama uses the "n-word" to make the point that America has not been "cured" of racism and slavery "casts a long shadow".

post 19 June 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: is Obama right about guns?

Barack Obama says America is the only developed country where gun massacres are commonplace. Is he right?