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January 20, 2009

Two Million at Obama Inauguration

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

Two million Americans are expected to gather in Washington to celebrate the inauguration of the country’s first black president. President-elect Barack Obama will take office at 1700 GMT following two days of inaugural celebrations. He becomes the 44th U.S president, taking the place of outgo...

January 19, 2009

Prelude to History

Aggregated from: silversavant

Prelude to HistoryTwo conversations today helped me frame my thoughts about the historic inauguration Tuesday of Barack Obama as the 44th President of America. Prior to these conversations, I was probing and searching for a common denominator that would intimately connect me with the pomp, pageantry...

January 13, 2009

U.S Navy to Lead Fight Against Somali Pirates

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

A U.S. Navy commander will lead a new international force to battle pirates off the coast of Somalia, officials said Thursday, according reports from Associated Press. More than 20 nations are expected to take part in the mission once it is fully under way later this month. The announcement Thursday...

Kenyan choir to perform at Obama's inauguration

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Kenyanpoet reports that a Kenyan choir will perform during the inauguration of the US president elect Barack Obama on January 20, and that “they have prepared a special repertoire of African choral music to remind Mr Obama of his African roots”. ...

December 4, 2008

Tanzania: Obama fabrics

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Louder than Swahili posts a picture of an Obama kanga, a traditional East-African cotton fabric with writing printed on the sides. It says “Hongera Brack Obama. Upendo na amani ametujalia mungu”, which in Kiswahili means something like “Congratulations Barack Obama. Love and peace ...

Silence on murder by homosexual

Aggregated from: BiblioPolit

"A pro-family activist is questioning why there is no outrage over the murder of a college student by a homosexual. "On November 21, William Smithson, 43, of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to life in prison for the September 2006 strangulation murder of 23-year-old Jason Shephard. Smi...

December 2, 2008

Malian Artists, American Politics & Guns N' RosesThis is a Video post

Inauguration day on January 20, 2009, shapes up to be an event to remember for many historical reasons. One of the more mundane reasons will be the invitation extended by president elect Barack Obama to the Malian duo Amadou et Mariam. Lova Rakotomalala connects the dots between music, art and American politics in this post.

November 27, 2008

Cameroonians re-think the Euphoria Following Obama Victory

Debates have been raging on some Cameroonian blogs about the euphoria surrounding US President-elect Barack Obama's election among Africans. George Esunge Fominyen tunes into the Cameroonian blogosphere for post-election reactions.

November 26, 2008

How Obama got elected

Aggregated from: BiblioPolit

Ever wonder how some people get elected? It is amazing how little some people know about the people they vote for, but purely due to misinformation on the opponents, they continue to vote for their "man." HT: Copious Dissent ...

Obama oye - the celebrations still continue

Aggregated from: SixFifty

First in Africa.  Kenya seems to be still in the grip of Obama-mania, from reports I’ve heard.  And why not? There is much to celebrate.  I also hope that the extremely popular “Obama - the musical” will transfer from its Nairobi home to London at some point. In Rwanda, the day ...