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U.S. to celebrate blacks on new currency

U.S. Mint and Treasury unveils Lady Liberty as a black woman For the first time ever in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a woman of colour, depicting an African-American on the U.S. currency. Treasury and Mint officials unveiled the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, in …

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Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

US President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that celebrated their partnership over eight years in office. “This is an extraordinary man,” Obama said of his friend and running mate at …

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Tears as Obama delivers farewell speech

Barack Obama: wipes his eyes during his emotional farewell speech Barack Obama wiped his eyes as he addressed his wife and thanked Vice-President Joe Biden in farewell speech. His daughter, Malia also shed a  tear as she listened to her father. Some slices of emotion were all expected in Chicago where …

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Jammeh hits roadblock in court

President Yahya Jammeh now has to find another gambit to stay in power beyond next week, as his court case against Adama Barrow’s election has run into a ditch. Gambia’s Supreme Court said today that it cannot rule for several months on  Jammeh’s challenge against his electoral defeat on 1 …

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