Saif al Islam Gadaffi sentenced to death

A Libyan court’s sentenced Saif al Islam Gadaffai, the son of the country’s late dictator Muammar to death. He was on trial with eight others charged with war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution in which his father died. ends intro Saif al Islam is the Gadaffi brother who had protracted dealings with South African […]

Obama praises Ethiopia’s fight against terrorism

At the end of his blunt-speaking safari, US President Barak Obama has praised Ethiopia’s contribution to the fight against terrorism. He’s also told Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn more must be done to improve democracy in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies . – often criticised for its record on human rights. ends intro President Barak […]

US marches with Africa, says Obama

President Barak Obama was given a standing ovation at the African Union in Addis Ababa today where he announced a raft of new projects the United States would embark on in the continent of his father’s birth. As the first US leader to address the continental body he ended his two-nation safari with the same […]

Obama to host peacekeeping summit at UN

President Barak Obama says he’ll host a summit at the United Nations later this this year to increase international involvement in peacekeeping operations. Speaking at the African Union before heading home at the end of a two-nation safari, Obama says South Sudanese leaders must be sanctioned if they don’t sign a ceasefire by mid August. […]

Obama strikes the women’s note at AU

In the African Union’s year of the woman, US President Barak Obama hit the note when he addresses the continental body in Addis Ababa . As the first US leader to do this, Obama tells leaders that excluding woman and girls is like trying to win a competition leaving out half the team. US president […]