President has shown off his dance moves, performing the Lipala, with afro-pop band Sauti Sol, during a visit to Nairobi's State House.Read the full story ›
Barack Obama told crowds in Nairobi he was proud to be the first Kenyan-American president and the first US president to visit KenyaRead the full story ›
President Obama has laid a wreath in tribute to the victims and survivors of the Nairobi US embassy bombings.
More than 200 people were killed when the compound was bombed by al Qaeda in 1998.
President Obama said that Africa is a continent "on the move" highlighting increasing incomes, an expanding middle class and job creation.
He was speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit today in the Kenya capital Nairobi.
He arrived in the country on Friday and it is his first visit to the country of his father's birth since becoming president.
Amid a euphoric welcome to his father's homeland, the US President was greeted by his half-sister Auma Obama.Read the full story ›
Barack Obama says Britain is the USA's most important ally and should remain in the EU to keep its influence.Read the full story ›
The White House has confirmed that it is in the final stages of drafting a plan to close the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The announcement was made by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who confirmed that plans to "safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay" were currently being drafted.
Mr Earnest said closing Guantanamo Bay prison remains a priority and it is a waste to spend more than $100 million per year on a prison holding only 116 detainees. He said terrorists also use Guantanamo Bay as a recruiting tool.
President Obama had promised to close the prison since his first day in office, but has suffered setbacks in Congress.
Earnest said the president has decided to veto a defence spending bill now being negotiated if it includes provisions that would make it harder to close the prison.
More than 80 prominent Britons, including Boris Johnson, Russell Brand and former Government ministers, urge Obama to release Aamer.Read the full story ›
A decades-long ban on photography during official tours around the White House has been lifted, officials have announced.Read the full story ›
It's been a remarkable week for the US President as he enters the final stage of his presidency.Read the full story ›