Barack Obama took office as the first African American president of the United States of America in January 2009. Take a look at DW's content on the main issues related to Obama.
Barack Obama is the 44th president of the US. After a four-year term, he was re-elected in 2012. In 2009, the same year that he took office, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. DW has covered Obama's election campaigns and the main issues related to his presidency at home and abroad, this page compiles our most recent content related to him.
Campaigning is drawing to a close in France ahead of the first round of Presidential elections on the 23rd April and the French people have been treated to a bit of a first in this election run up. That's because one of the main frontrunners, Emmanuel Macron, has deployed a vast volunteer army to knock on doors and try and get his message out to undecided voters, like President Obama did in 2008.
Since taking office, US President Donald Trump has appointed numerous fossil fuel proponents as government officials, and his proposed federal budget seeks to slash funding to climate research. The president also recently signed an executive order that seeks to undermine Obama-era climate change policies. DW talks to author and activist Bill McKibben for his take.
Congress’ decision to allow internet service providers to sell customer data without prior consent rolls back another Obama-era law. Scholars say it undermines US privacy rights and hope for a pushback from Europe.
US President Trump has approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration's rejection of the project. But environmental and indigenous groups have already vowed to fight the move.
A leading Republican lawmaker has claimed the communications of Donald Trump's transition team - and maybe even the US president himself - were possibly captured in incidental surveillance against foreign targets.