People of Kogelo, the home of Obama's father, feel snubbed - but the decision is purely political.
Mandela's family finds growing crowds outside the hospital intrusive, but his legacy speaks differently.
The US offers crucial trade and health aid to South Africa and Obama’s visit could be used to strengthen them.
In 19 years, Soweto has morphed from a poverty ridden township into a pretty ordinary suburban slice of South Africa.
The release of Nelson Mandela made my dad so happy he bought me a huge ice cream cake.
With journalists attacked before the historic election a watchdog has urged reporters to "exercise caution".
The euphoria that greeted Obama's rise to power seems to be ebbing with some opposing his visit to Africa.
Camping outside Mandela's hospital with the media circus has the makings of a reality TV show.
Questions remain on whether a two-week extension will enable Zimbabwean leader's opponents prepare for the vote.
Reporters from around the world are packing their bags to go home with no story as Mandela's health appears to recover.
Can South Africans move beyond promises and expectations?