Obama kicks, juggles ‘soccket ball’ for African power

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 […]

By David Nakamura July 2, 2013

In Tanzania, Obama, Bush lay wreath for 1998 bombing victims

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 […]

By David Nakamura July 2, 2013

Obama, Bush to meet at embassy event in Tanzania

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 […]

By David Nakamura July 1, 2013

Obama, George W. Bush could meet in Tanzania

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 […]

By David Nakamura June 30, 2013

In Cape Town speech, Obama to announce ‘Power Africa’ program

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 […]

By David Nakamura June 30, 2013