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.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the second presidential debate.

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

    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? (analysis)

    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' (opinion)

    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 (opinion)

    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 (analysis)

    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 »