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'Granny' Obama Survives Car Crash

91-year-old Sarah Obama slightly injured in Kenya accident

(Newser) - President Obama's 91-year-old step-grandmother is recovering from minor injuries suffered in a car accident near her village in Kenya. Sarah Obama, the second wife of Obama's paternal grandfather, was treated for bruises and shock after the car she was in rolled over, AP reports. "God is with... More »

Al-Qaeda Threatens Obama's Grandma

Security increased around Sarah Obama's home

(Newser) - In the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, an African branch of al-Qaeda got personal, threatening President Obama's step-grandmother. Security had already been increased around Sarah Obama's home in Kenya after bin Laden's death, but it was beefed up further after Somalia-based Al Shabaab's threat.... More »

Was Obama's Dad Murdered?

Family members question 'car accident' story

(Newser) - The official story is that President Obama’s father died after crashing his car into a tree—but Obama’s family in Kenya fears foul play had a hand in his death, according to a book Peter Firstbrook is working on about the Obamas. Though Barack Sr.’s car... More »

Inside Obama's Extended Family

Half-siblings, step-family of president are famous now

(Newser) - New York takes a look at President Obama’s far-flung—and now famous—family, complete with a handy PDF diagram and nicknames to help you remember who is who. George, the youngest half-brother, is arguably the (second) most famous, thanks to a minor drug arrest followed by a memoir... More »

Obamas Soak Up Grand Canyon

(Newser) - President Obama wrapped up the recreational side of his travel weekend by visiting the Grand Canyon and peppering park rangers with questions about it, the Arizona Republic reports. With Michelle, their daughters, and other members of the Obama clan, the president marveled at a view he last witnessed at age... More »

Brits Tortured Obama Patriarch in Kenya Revolt

Granddad was jailed, beaten for 2 years in '50s Mau Mau uprising

(Newser) - British jailers tortured Barack Obama's grandfather during the struggle for Kenyan independence, his family tells the Times of London. Hussein Onyango Obama, who worked as a cook for a British army officer, was arrested in 1949, aged 56, and imprisoned for two years. There he was subjected to daily whippings... More »

Kenyan Robbers Raid Grandma Obama's Home

They fail to remove solar panel on house in African village

(Newser) - A band of thieves broke into the Kenyan home of Barack Obama's 85-year-old step grandmother yesterday, Reuters reports. "These are just people who think that Obama has been sending me a lot of money," said Sarah Obama. Nothing was stolen from the home in tiny Kogelo village. The... More »

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