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Obama and Bush commiserated on how hard it is to talk about substantive issues when people are focused on your hairstyle.

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA -- President Obama, an avid hoops player, hit the pitch Tuesday -- the soccer pitch, that is. It was actually during a tour at a power plant here that Obama and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete got a look at the "soccket ball" -- a soccer ball that has an electric generator […]

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA– President Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, laid a wreath at the U.S. Embassy here at a solemn memorial for victims of a 1998 terrorist bombing that killed dozens. The two presidents walked side-by-side to a block of stone outside the embassy compound, which was adorned with a plaque with […]

Obama disputed a Washington Post story Monday that detailed a decline in funding for programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Obama and former president George W. Bush on Tuesday will both participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the U.S. Embassy here, the site of a terrorist bombing in 1998. The two presidents are overlapping in their trips here, as Obama completes the final leg of a week-long Africa tour […]

The president is expected to discuss a new invention --a soccer ball that contains a small electric generator inside, that is charged as people kick the ball.

President Obama will launch a major new initiative in Tanzania Monday aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking, according to White House officials.

Obama and his family visited historic Robben Island taking a solemn tour of the cell where Nelson Mandela was jailed for decades.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- It’s a long way from Washington, but President Obama and President George W. Bush could wind up seeing one another – in Africa. The White House did not rule out a meeting between the two men when they overlap in Tanzania on Monday. Obama and his family will travel there […]

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – President Obama on Sunday will announce a new assistance program to provide up to $7 billion in U.S. aid and resources to help East Africa nations gain more access to electricity, White House officials said. The program, called Power Africa, aims to double power access in the sub-Saharan part of […]

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