Later this week, President Barack Obama returns from a trip to Africa to confront a U.S. Congress roiled by the nuclear accord with Iran, an agreement that has received the blessing of the U.N. Security Council. Days of intensive lobbying and testimony by top administration officials have won few ne
Kenya gave U.S. President Barack Obama a warm welcome on his first full day in the country on a two-day visit.
Ethiopian journalists say U.S. President Barack Obama is unlikely to see the real Ethiopia during his historic state visit to the East African powerhouse. Several were freed from prison just weeks before Obama’s visit, and their charges were completely dropped. But at least 11 journalists and blogge
U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for the first time since becoming president. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf traveled to the Obama family's ancestral homeland, a small village in western Kenya, to see how its residents have benefited from their association with
President Barack Obama will highlight the importance of boosting U.S. investment in Africa during his trip to Kenya. U.S. officials say nearly half of all jobs created in Africa are from small businesses, many owned by women. VOA's Aru Pande talks to a Rwandan handicraft exporter who has transforme
Whether it’s in a comic book or on the big screen, fans have always known the man behind the Spider-Man mask as Peter Parker. But that is changing, at least in the comic book world. Marvel Comics announced that a character called Miles Morales will replace Peter Parker as Spider-Man in a new comic
Families and supporters of the four American citizens imprisoned or missing in Iran have launched renewed calls for their return following the announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran. Some U.S. lawmakers say they will not support the deal if the four are not released. Zlatica Hoke reports.
slamic State militants have added a new weapon in their arsenal of fear: chemical weapons. VOA Kurdish service reporter Zana Omer was on the scene within hours of a recent attack in Hasakah, Syria, and has details of the subsequent investigation, in this report narrated by Miguel Amaya.