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Photo courtesy of Evan Vucci/AP Hyatt Kilimanjaro Dar es Salaam, Tanzania July 1, 2013 7:30 P.M. EAT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Please have a seat. I apologize that we were a little bit late, but some of your colleagues had many things to say, and they were all extremely valuable. And I wanted to […]

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By Gabriella Schwarz and Jessica Yellin, CNN Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN) — With hundreds wearing white shirts and hats bearing President Barack Obama’s face, Tanzanians said “karibu,” or “welcome,” to him on Monday as they lined a street temporarily renamed Obama Avenue. Obama is in Africa to promote an increased partnership amid criticism the […]

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Photo courtesy of Evan Vucci/AP Cape Town, South Africa June 30, 2013 6:14 P.M. SAST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Please, please, everybody have a seat. Hello Cape Town! AUDIENCE: Hello! PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thobela. Molweni. Sanibona. Dumelang. Ndaa. Reperile. AUDIENCE: Reperile! PRESIDENT OBAMA: See, I’ve been practicing. How-zit? […]

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Photo courtesy of Evan Vucci/AP Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center Cape Town, South Africa June 30, 2013 5:05 P.M. SAST THE PRESIDENT: It is a great pleasure to be here at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center. It is appropriately named after somebody who has done heroic work not only on behalf of […]

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Photo Courtesy NASA – “Satellite Photo of Earth @ Night” By Faith Karimi and Laura Bernardini CNN Sun June 30, 2013 (CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa. Funds from the initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years. […]

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Photo courtesy of Motshwari Mafokeng/AP Sci-Bono Discovery Center Johannesburg, South Africa 3:50 P.M. SAST MRS. OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. It is such a pleasure to be here today for this conversation with young people here in South Africa and across America. Let me tell you, I am so excited to listen […]

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Photo courtesy of journalists.sky.com Union Building Pretoria, South Africa June 29, 2013 PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good evening, everyone. President Zuma, Madam Zuma, distinguished guests, thank you for your incredible hospitality. When I was last here, as a Senator, my entourage was a little smaller. (Laughter.) By that I mean no entourage. (Laughter.) The Speaker just […]

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Photo courtesy of Themba Hadebe/AP Office of the Press Secretary The White House Washington, DC June 29, 2013 President Obama met with African Union Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday, June 29th. The President congratulated Chairperson Dlamini-Zuma on the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) […]

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Photo courtesy of Jason Reed/Reuters University of Johannesburg-Soweto Johannesburg, South Africa June 29, 2013 3:48 P.M. SAST MS. MABUSE: You guys are an amazing crowd. Good afternoon, and welcome to the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus. My name is Nkepile Mabuse and I will be the moderator this afternoon. I really do hope that the […]

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted upon their arrival at Waterkloof Air Base in Centurion, South Africa, June 28, 2013,. Courtesy VOA News By Dan Robinson June 28, 2013 JOHANNESBURG — U.S. President Barack Obama begins a day of events in South Africa Saturday, continuing a three-nation African tour. Obama spoke […]

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