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Kenyan bloggers react to Obama's victory

Kenya has been electrified over the Obama victory. In fact, the government declared a public holiday to celebrate this 'AmeriKen's' election. The Kenyan blogosphere has begun debating how President Obama will not only change America, but how he could inspire young people everywhere.

Caribbean: Hail to the Chief-Elect!

Years from now, people around the globe will remember where they were on November 4, 2008. Barack Obama is the President-elect of the United States - and Americans are not the only ones celebrating! Warm Caribbean congratulations keep pouring in...

Elections through the Eyes of a Mozambican Tourist in New York

Just a day before November fourth, Mozambican blogger Manuel Araújo arrives in New York. In this translation from his blog, you will see his fresh testimony on the elections atmosphere in the Big Apple's streets and learn about a casual encounter with an Obama supporter. "I found this conversation interesting because my new friend did not even ask me who I supported. He assumed that, being black and being where I was, I could only support one candidate - Barack Obama!"

Caribbean: Watching, Waiting…

The region (and indeed the world) thinks it knows who has won the race to the White House, but the suspense is killing Caribbean bloggers. Seriously. The mood in the blogosphere is positively electric, with (almost) everyone catching Obamamania...

Election Day Voting Problems

Election Day is almost over. However, the problems at the polls aren’t – as issues across the states have been reported with news of it traveling around the globe. Bloggers from around the world react.

Dixville Notch Makes Global Blogosphere History

The world was abuzz on the eve of the historic November 4 election when news headlines revealed that Senator Barack Obama had already won by a landslide victory. Non-American bloggers from all corners of the globe got to typing their thoughts away early this morning, way before polling stations even opened in the US, all inspired by an isolated village in New Hampshire. Eunice del Rosario brings us the story.

The Caribbean Hopes for History to be Made

There is no doubt about it, the 2008 US Presidential election has captured the attention of the world. Whatever the reasons for the unprecedented global interest, there is one common denominator - the rest of the world will continue to be affected by US policies - so in a sense, this is their election as much as it is America's. And in one little corner of the world, at America's back door, Caribbean bloggers have been monitoring developments and waiting for this day...

Today's Faves: Obama Hopefuls

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. In contrast with Solana Larsen's...

I have a theory about US presidents and the Middle East: every president since Lyndon Johnson becomes more pro-Israeli than his predecessor–with the exception of George H.W. Bush. So expect...

US Elections: The Armenia Effect

With the world anxiously watching the U.S. presidential elections, a tiny country in the former Soviet Union with a small voice may have a strong vote. Excitement about the election among Armenia’s 3-million residents, though, is not showing through local blog posts. But more Armenians live outside their country, and enough of them in the United States to actually make a difference. This could translate a marginal voice to a decisive vote.