Stories Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2008
On Monday, June 10, Representative (D-OH) and former presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich spoke to the House of Representatives, listing 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush. His speech went on for nearly five hours. The case which Kucinich presented included crimes such as “manufacturing a false case for...
Kenya's most famous son! Great day for Kenya! Duel of the century! These were some of the headlines that Kenyan newspapers ran a day after Barrack Obama clinched the Democratic Party nomination. The electronic media also kicked into a frenzy, asking Kenyans to predict whether Obama will win. The Kenyan blogosphere also went on with the debate.
Reactions are continuing to pour in from bloggers around the world on Barack Obama's success in clinching the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in the race to the White House. John Liebhardt sums up some of the reactions from Africa.
A number of websites to poll readers from around the world on their choice of who the next president of the US should be have popped up recently. And while non-Americans do not have a vote in the elections, they are still having their say online.
A cursory glance at the foreign blogosphere would seem to indicate that Senator Barack Obama is the favored candidate abroad. Today's rejoicing in the blogosphere over securing the Democratic Party's ticket in the race to the White House only serves to back up that hypothesis, with bloggers celebrating Obama's potential nomination.
Malawi though so far away from the US and economically poor, has its citizens following the US elections closely as if it something happening in their own backyard. For some, the US elections offer an interesting parallel as Malawi is holding its presidential and parliamentary elections next year. But the most important reason is probably the close race between Senators Hillary Clinton, a woman, and Barack Obama, who has race links to Africa, writes Victor Kaonga.