Barack Obama

  1. COP26 - is 1.5°C still alive?

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    Video caption: The UN's chief climate negotiator on watered down pledges and rising temperatures.

    We were told it was now or never. The UN's chief climate negotiator Patricia Espinosa discusses whether COP26 was a catalyst for change, or a conference of little consequence.

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    Video caption: COP26: Barack Obama stops by at Strathclyde University

    Crowds gathered to greet Barack Obama as he visited Strathclyde University for talks with COP26 youth leaders.

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    Video caption: COP26: 'We are nowhere near where we need to be yet' - Obama

    The former US president told the UN summit that most countries had failed to meet 2015 action plans.

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    Video caption: Obamas at groundbreaking for controversial presidential centre

    Construction on the Obama Presidential Center has begun in Chicago after years of controversy.

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    Video caption: From Katrina to Ida: How US presidents react to climate change and natural disasters

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  7. 20 years after 9/11 - how the world changed forever

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    Video caption: Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the rise of Islamist militancy - nothing was the same.

    Twenty years on from 9/11, BBC World Affairs correspondent Paul Adams looks back at how the attacks changed the world forever.

  8. Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner

    Barack Obama holding a basketball in 2013
    Image caption: Barack Obama said he received his first basketball aged 10 from his father

    Former US President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a minority owner and "strategic partner".

    “In Africa basketball has the power to promote opportunity, wellness, equality and empowerment across the continent,” he said.

    NBA Africa, the National Basketball Association’s Africa arm - has backed a new pan-African basketball league, which held its inaugural season in May with 12 teams from 12 countries.

    It has also launched programmes aimed at improving the livelihoods of young Africans while raising awareness on gender-based violence and promoting girls' education.

    It is this area where Mr Obama will be involved - helping advance the NBA's social responsibility programmes.

    "In this capacity, President Obama will have a minority equity stake in the new venture, which over time he intends to use to fund Obama Foundation youth and leadership programs across Africa," the NBA said.

    Mr Obama said basketball had the power to bring people together and empower the young.

    “Even though I didn’t have the talent to play at the highest level, basketball still shaped my life. It taught me how to work hard, how to compete, how to be part of a team," he said a video tweeted by NBA Africa about the partnership.

    The former president said that when he had visited his father’s village in Kenya two years ago to open a basketball court: “It was clear to all of us that Africans are poised to show the world that they’ve got game.

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    Video caption: Barack Obama: 'Marcus Rashford is way ahead of where I was at 23'

    Barack Obama praises footballer Marcus Rashford's anti-poverty work in a Zoom meeting.