BLACK PRESIDENT

  • Nelson Mandela breathing through machine: Family July 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela has been breathing through medical life support measures, described as "perilous" by his family members in a court document. "He (Mandela) is assisted in breathing by a life support machine... the anticipation of his impending death is based on real and substantial grounds,"...
  • Barack Obama criticised for white male cabinet January 11, 2013

    Washington: The first black US President is coming under fire from some of his own Democratic Party for naming a stream of white men to key cabinet and leadership posts in his second administration. President Barack Obama on Thursday named Jack Lew as his Treasury secretary, the fourth white male...
  • Obama named Time magazine's Person of the Year December 19, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has been named Time's Person of the Year for 2012, citing his historic reelection in November as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. Time editor Rick Stengel announced the choice on NBC's "Today" program on Wednesday....