U.S. Voters Elect President Obama to Second Term


After a heavily scrutinized and tightly contested campaign season in the United States, voters have elected President Barack Obama to a second term.

President Barack Obama shakes hands after making speech to Ghanian Parliament in July 11, 2009.

  • Africa:  After Hard-Fought Campaign, Obama Retains White House

    United States Department of State, 7 November 2012

    As Election Day drew to a close in the United States, it became apparent that the results, even with razor-thin margins in some states, secured enough Electoral College votes for ... read more »

  • Africa:  President Obama's Victory Speech

    United States Department of State, 7 November 2012

    President Barack Obama read more »

  • Africa:  U.S. Candidate Mitt Romney's Concession Speech

    United States Department of State, 7 November 2012

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney read more »

  • Nigeria:  Why the U.S. Election Matters

    Leadership, 5 November 2012

    I could not turn down the invitation to comment on this subject and express my personal views. US Presidential elections are important for one primary reason: they bear ... read more »

  • Africa:  What Africa Wants From Obama

    Leadership, 28 October 2012

    Americans will head to the poll on November 6 to vote for a new president. As incumbent President Barack Obama is seeking another four years in office, JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH, in this ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Mitt Romney Will Win the Elections - Queen Akasoba

    Vanguard, 2 November 2012

    Sometimes in 2011 I heard a voice stating that Mitt Romney would win the next American Presidential elections. read more »

  • Africa:  Hidden Africa

    Leadership, 5 November 2012

    NEW YORK-America has had and seems likely to maintain, whichever President is elected by voters, a single-minded perception of Africa as a locus of unrest and upheaval rather than ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Countdown As America Decides Obama, Romney's Fate Tomorrow

    Leadership, 5 November 2012

    Americans will tomorrow troop out to vote to decide who they want to rule the country, between President Barrack Obama, the incumbent who is also the candidate of the Democratic ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Is Obama the Anti-Christ?

    Leadership, 5 November 2012

    The American Presidential election will take place tomorrow and frankly some questions still need to be answered. I wish that Governor Mitt Romney had put one of those questions ... read more »

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the second presidential debate.

  • Africa:  U.S. Election - Continent Forgotten in Foreign Policy Debate

    Fahamu, 25 October 2012

    There was little mention of Africa in the recent foreign policy debate between the US presidential candidates. That suggests whoever is elected will just recycle the same old ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Barack Obama in the Eye of the Storm

    Daily Trust, 4 November 2012

    If the opinion polls are to be believed Barack Obama, the American president and Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger are running neck and neck, meaning the voters have not made ... read more »

  • Africa:  U.S. 2012 - Where On the Election Map Is Africa?

    Daily Maverick, 2 November 2012

    No matter who wins the presidency in next week’s American elections, renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act in 2015 is likely to be centrepiece of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Election Spawns a New Lingo, From 'Obamaloney' to 'Romnesia'

    Daily Trust, 4 November 2012

    While preparing the last article in the series I started two weeks ago, I came across this interesting article by Michael Martinez of CNN, which I thought aptly captures another ... read more »

  • Zambia:  U.S Presidential Election Campaign Issue-Based

    The Times of Zambia, 3 November 2012

    AMERICAN voters will be trekking to the polling booths next Tuesday to decide between incumbent President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  American Election and the Nigerian Economy

    Daily Trust, 3 November 2012

    By next week, precisely on Tuesday 6th November, America will decide who wins its presidential election which is keenly contested between Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama ... read more »

  • Africa:  Sandy Evokes Memories of 9/11

    Vanguard, 2 November 2012

    I came to the United States to cover the presidential election, but I have ended up, like most Americans, paying more attention to a more powerful natural interloper; what some now ... read more »

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