Stories Civil Rights & Ethnicity from February, 2008
There is no doubt that Barrack Obama's candidacy in the race to the White House has raised Kenya's profile. Every time he is in the news, it is mentioned that his father was Kenyan. It would be expected therefore that his candidacy would thrust Kenya into a frenzy. But Kenya has its own problems with the post election violence and lethargy by leaders to compromise their political hardlines for the sake of peace.
Sounds like a new chapter of Jews for Jesusâ€¦. BUT itâ€™s not! Read the following to see this surprising developmentâ€¦. Think Clinton won the Jewish vote in California? Think again By Shmuel Rosner Race for the White House: Jews were 5% of the voters, but most voted for Obama (49%),...
Is he a Muslim or an atheist? Did he take his oath for office on a Bible or a Quran? Is he sympathetic towards the Arabs or the Jews? These are some of the questions being murmured by bloggers across the Middle East about presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Here are the reactions of some bloggers from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Palestine.
Pascale, a Haitian living in Abu Dhabi who blogs at Natifnatal, wrote a post about the American presidential election from a â€œThird Worldâ€ perspective. Given America's impact, the outcome of this election matters not just for U.S. voters, but people around the world. Can politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton help the US write a new chapter?
As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.
The United States is a the only Super Power in today's Unipolar World. And that's why it takes people here two years to talk about the Presidential Elections there before it even starts, and they continue talking about it for another two years later, writes Tarek Amr, who brings us the latest buzz from the Egyptian blogosphere on the elections, the presidential race and the candidates.
Senator Barack Obama's astounding success in Iowa - the first of the caucuses that will ultimately result in the victorious nominee from each of the two main political parties going on to contest the 2008 US presidential election - has struck a chord with many Caribbean bloggers.