Arguably, the outgoing US president’s most enduring legacy is his example to Africans.
Zimbabwe's Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo meanwhile expressed hopes that US president-elect, Donald Trump, would rebuild ties with Harare.
Americans’ ignorance about Africa persists despite efforts by presidents Kennedy and Obama to forge stronger ties with the continent.
During a recent US-Africa forum in New York, US president Barack Obama said that all of Africa produces about as much as France.
Not even close: In 2013 the US earned $128 billion for the use of its intellectual property. China in the same year received less than $1 billion
It’s tough to stop sex, study of $1.4 billion ‘abstinence promotion’ to slow HIV/AIDS in Africa shows
It didn’t influence the number of sex partners people had, the age at which they started having sex, or teen pregnancy rates
The head of U.S. Africa Command General David Rodriguez, says Islamic State presence in Libya has doubled since 2015 to as many as 6,000 fighters
America's #1 right wing detective goes to Kenya to unravel all Obama secrets
With extensive grounds, multiple structures and several security features already in place, Zuma's place is good to go, and can be easily remodelled.
"Too many families resort to using charcoal or other toxic fuel sources, whose fumes cause more deaths than HIV/AIDS and malaria, combined"
Daring Obama to do at least one ‘African’ thing: Have his Presidential Library in Kogelo, his ancestral home!
Tanzanian born architect is one of seven finalists shortlisted to develop the presidential library
Advances in governance in Africa have stalled since 2008 after nine years of progress, with the 1990s euphoria for democracy said to be stalling.
How Africa's 21st century was made: it's the small things, the kitenge route, and 'our' football (Part II)
Africa’s 21st century has not only been made by powerful, imprecise digital forces, it has also been shaped by more concrete, salt-of-the-earth trades
What ‘third-term fever’ tells us about the state of democracy in Africa: sometimes people love their Big Men
Africa’s opposition forces, who swear by the rules of democracy, are generally hostile to referendums – yet few things are more democratic
Are '419' e-mails scams really Nigerian? What should you not do in Malawi? Test how much you really know about Africa
Question-and-Answer website Quora makes for illuminating insights, but also those that leave you stumped.
Birthplace wars and conspiracy theories: Five ways in which US presidential race is like an African election
When South African comedian Trevor Noah joked that Donald Trump might be America’s first "African" president, he might have been on to something
President Mahama rejected claims as "absolutely untrue" that Ghana collected $300 million for accepting to take in the men
Why Americans should go live in Botswana; 7 African nations with more sensible gun control laws than the US
Illegal guns in South Africa estimated to be between 500,000 and 4,000,000. In Botswana annual rate of firearm homicide is just 2.987 per 100,000
The African Union led a partly successful war against ICC, but didn't do anything to discourage leaders from murder - it is paying the price