Latest articles on Obama Presidency

Obama comes out swinging following re-election

Barack Obama has wheeled out a lean and punchy prototype for his second term, his purpose clarified by the voters who re-elected him a week ago.

Obama’s election machine revs its engines

President Barack Obama has begun a bus tour of the Midwest, focusing on jobs and the economy, and aiming to leave behind doubts about his leadership.

Obama’s enemies at home

Who wants to kill the American president? And how likely are they to succeed?

US drops Iran diplomacy

The Islamic regime has been given the clearest sign yet that the Obama administration's tentative policy of diplomatic engagement.

Obama: ‘Bush with a smile’?

It's one year since the US president's historic election. Has he become trapped in his own lofty rhetoric?

The American let-down

African-Americans have been hit harder by this recession than others -- and the president should be wary of lecturing them.

Where is the new JFK we expected?

Barack Obama was meant to sweep into town looking unassailable. Instead he arrives beleaguered, with an awful lot to prove.

The biggest challenge yet

The Obama administration says the US's financial system runs the risk of collapse, write Andrew Clark and Ewen MacAskill.

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Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Basic income grant on the cards as Covid-19 threat intensifies

The pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis that will leave many South Africans without income security

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

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