Obama heads to South Africa as ailing Mandela clings to life
President Obama speaks in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday.
June 28th, 2013
07:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama heads to South Africa as ailing Mandela clings to life

(CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Friday for the second leg of a trip overshadowed by the deteriorating health of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Obama left the United States on Wednesday for Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania - his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.

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June 27th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
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Obama calls Mandela a 'personal hero'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama, who's tour of Africa this week includes a stop in South Africa, said Thursday his thoughts are with the nation's citizens as anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remains critically ill.

"He is a personal hero, but I'm not unique in that regard," Obama told CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin in Dakar, Senegal, the first stop of his African tour.
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U.S. presidents in Africa
June 26th, 2013
02:18 AM ET
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Obama heads to Africa to promote investment, democracy

(CNN) - President Barack Obama flies across the Atlantic on Wednesday for a trip that takes him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.

The trip aims to bolster investment opportunities for U.S. businesses, address development issues such as food security and health, and promote democracy.

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Obama, Bush to be in Africa at same time
June 22nd, 2013
03:27 PM ET
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Obama, Bush to be in Africa at same time

(CNN) – When President Barack Obama visits Africa next week, his predecessor, George W. Bush, also will be on the continent.

Obama flies Wednesday across the Atlantic for a trip that takes him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, marking his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa as president (He went to Ghana during his first term).
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Bush travels to Zambia, Botswana to raise cancer awareness
Former President George Bush works with local residents to paint and refurbish a clinic used to screen and treat cervical cancer in Kabwe, Zambia.
July 1st, 2012
07:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush travels to Zambia, Botswana to raise cancer awareness

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush is visiting Zambia to promote a health initiative that focuses on cervical and breast cancer prevention and treatment.

In the city of Kabwe, Bush worked with local residents Saturday to refurbish a clinic used to screen, diagnose and treat cervical cancer.

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McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful
October 16th, 2011
11:42 AM ET
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McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Sunday questioned the president’s recent order to send American troops to central Africa, saying the move could put the United States on a slippery slope.

“I worry about, with the best of intentions, that we somehow get engaged in a commitment that we can't get out of,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Africa • John McCain • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
Obama orders U.S. troops to help chase down African 'army' leader
October 14th, 2011
02:49 PM ET
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Obama orders U.S. troops to help chase down African 'army' leader

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is sending about 100 U.S. troops to Africa to help hunt down the leaders of the notoriously violent Lord's Resistance Army.

"I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield," Obama said in letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Daniel Inouye, the president pro tempore of the Senate. Kony is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army.

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Michelle Obama brings ‘Yes We Can’ to Africa
June 22nd, 2011
09:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Michelle Obama brings ‘Yes We Can’ to Africa

(CNN) - Echoing the now-famous phrase that came to define her husband’s 2008 presidential campaign, Michelle Obama urged young African women Wednesday to win the battles against hunger, AIDS, and poverty that have long run rampant in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Yes we can,” Mrs. Obama repeated four times to an excited crowd at the Young African Women Leaders Forum as she concluded her speech in Soweto, South Africa.

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Michelle Obama headed to Africa
June 3rd, 2011
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama headed to Africa

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama is slated to make a goodwill trip to Africa later this month, the White House announced Friday, part of her ongoing efforts to be a forceful advocate for emerging leaders abroad.

The official state visit, from June 21-26, will include stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, and Gaborone, Botswana, and is aimed at promoting education, health and wellness in addition to leadership. The first lady has engaged in similar efforts during past trips to Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

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October 12th, 2010
01:17 PM ET
4 years ago

WH Dispatch: Clooney to the Oval

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Washington (CNN) - Actor George Clooney is coming to the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama to discuss the on-going crisis in Sudan.
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