Barack Obama

Obama – an antithesis of Mandela’s values

By Aayesha Soni and Ebrahim Fakir As South Africans, we are ashamed that the war mongering human rights abuser Barack Obama has been called upon to honour a man whose struggles have contributed to allowing us to live freely in South Africa today. Whenever visiting a foreign country, upon enquiry[…]

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Obama dismantling immigrant registry targeting Muslims

President Barack Obama plans to dismantle a controversial immigrant registry that rights groups have long said unfairly targeted men from Arab- and Muslim-majority countries, in what appears to be an effort to block President-elect Donald Trump from easily reviving it. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) has been dormant[…]

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Obama calls Zuma to discuss meat, the Middle East

US President Barack Obama made a phone call to President Jacob Zuma this week to discuss meat imports and the shooting in Jordan that left one South African dead, among other issues. “The presidency confirms the communication released by the White House about the telephone conversation between President Jacob Zuma[…]

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Obama, Netanyahu seek to mend U.S.-Israel ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday that he remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as they sought to mend ties strained by acrimony over Middle East diplomacy and Iran. Meeting Obama for the first time since the signing of the[…]

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Obama, Netanyahu eye arms deal to mend ties

Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu will hold a post-row summit on Monday, hoping a massive 10 year defense deal will help them move beyond a bitter public fight that shook a decades-old alliance. After acerbic clashes over the U.S.-backed nuclear deal with Iran, the two leaders will discuss a deal[…]

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