Barack Obama

  • Simon-Peter Frimpong

    13-year-old Ghanaian Future Scientist to meet Barack Obama

    Simon-Peter Frimpong, a 13-year-old Ghanaian-American future scientist will meet President Barack Obama on Wednesday when he joins several others to exhibit their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair. On April 13th, President Obama will host his sixth and final White House Science Fair, welcoming more than 100...
  • Four YALI Regional Centers Announced.

    Yesterday, President Obama announced the renaming of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in honor of Nelson Mandela. He also announced that the United States intends to double the number of annual participants in the Mandela Washington Fellowship to 1000 by the summer of 2016. The Mandela Washington...
  • MasterCard Foundation Partners White House on Next Phase of YALI.

    The MasterCard Foundation together with the White House, announced a commitment towards supporting President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI as you may know is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support these young African...
  • The Accra Technology and Innovation Startup Scene

    Cross-posting from the Seedstars World Blog Accra, “4th City to Visit According to the New York Times” and Now West Africa’s Startup Hub. Welcome to Accra. Ghana’s capital and West Africa’s Startup Hub. Believe it or not, there are more startup founders here than the rest of the sixteen...
  • Full Text: Pres. Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address — As Delivered

    THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F Kennedy declared to this chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.” “It is my task,” he said, “to report the State of the Union —...
  • @MacJordan On #CyberSecWA Panel Discussion.

    The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana are co-hosting the West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, Ghana from January 29 – 31 at the Holiday Inn, Accra. According to US President Barack Obama: “This world—cyberspace—is a world that we depend on every single day…...
  • West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop, Accra. Ghana

    The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana are co-hosting the West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, Ghana from January 29 – 31 at the Holiday Inn, Accra. According to US President Barack Obama: “This world—cyberspace—is a world that we depend on every single day…...
  • Watch: President Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration and Address

    President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered his second inaugural on January 21, 2013. If you missed the inaugural speech, take a look at ceremony and listen to his speech/address below: Credit: C-SPAN YouTube Related articles Full Text...
  • Full Transcript of Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY January 21, 2013   Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC As Prepared for Delivery –     Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the...
  • President Obama United Behind the Free Flow of Information

    Across his Administration, President Obama has taken bold steps advancing a digital environment that rewards innovation and empowers individuals the world over. These ideas, and the policies that support them, are cornerstones of America’s economy. But the benefits from this approach extend well beyond the United States; they are...
  • Global Work Party-10.10.10 in Sekondi/Takoradi

    As part of activities marking the Global Work Party on 10.10.10; about 5000 events in 170 countries were coordinated by the climate activist group 350.org on October 10, 2010. More than 350 of these events were in Africa. According to 350.org media statements, in the days surrounding the work...
  • Obama Met Young African Leaders – What You Missed!

    Obama’s choice of celebrating Africa’s next 50 years with tomorrow’s leaders has been interpreted by some as a snub to the continent’s current heads of state. I have to disagree. The continent will not achieve success without young African leadership at the helm. Obama’s forum simply says what needs...
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