· August, 2008

Stories Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2008

Angola: Obama has already won

  August 30, 2008

Angolan journalist Wilson Dadá reflects about the political scenario in the States now, and concludes that regardless the result in November, Obama has already won.

Live-Tweeting the DNC: Reactions to Barack Obama's Speech

  August 29, 2008

Continuing our coverage of the Twittersphere's response to the Democratic National Convention, we move forward to reactions to Barack Obama's speech. Obama, who took the stage at 10:15 EST, started by thanking the audience profusely, for which he received some teasing from amiraalhussaini and nplaughlin. As the speech begins, African...

Live-Tweeting the DNC: Reactions Leading Up to Obama's Entrance

  August 29, 2008

Perhaps even more so than blogging, Twitter has become a popular tool for getting messages to the public quickly. Users from around the globe have been tweeting about the elections for months now, and tonight, the global Twittersphere waits with bated breath for presidential hopeful Barack Obama to accept the...

Will Hillary’s supporters ‘get over it’?

  August 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention being held in Colorado, Denver, may have hit a home run. For the most part, bloggers pointed out that the first woman to seriously contend for the President of the United States was wholehearted in her plea for party unity. In what could be the biggest question of Election 2008, will Clinton’s supporters heed her call and support Obama in November? Inquiring bloggers want to know.

Global: Looking inside the world of Michelle Obama

  August 26, 2008

Before yesterday, here’s a list of things most of us knew about Michelle Obama. But on the first night of Democratic Convention, she spoke to a packed Pepsi Center and helped fill us in on her world and her thinking. One may ask: Why should we focus so much on a candidate’s wife? The answer to that question, in some minds, is easy.

Global: The art of gaining votes

  August 18, 2008

The War on Terror, the U.S. recession, health care and theories of global warming are just some of the issues that will play a factor in who becomes the 44th U.S. president. But, as the campaign plays out, will decisions be made on how the candidates treat or see each other?

The Atheist Vote

  August 18, 2008

As the presidential candidates come together to discuss faith and issues of morality, there's a large contingent feeling excluded. Although they have votes, American atheists and agnostics often feel left out as politicians pander to each religion, but skip past those who eschew faith.

Who can ignore Bill Clinton?

  August 15, 2008

It’s difficult to keep Bill Clinton out of the spotlight. Whether it was helping his wife, Hillary, campaign for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States or, most recently, his decision to get back to work on the Clinton Foundation, which works around the world to diminish greenhouse gasses, pushing low-cost drugs for those suffering from HIV/AIDS and battling childhood obesity. He most recently made news for a recent six-day trip to Africa took him to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Liberia and Senegal.

American companies assist in Chinese Totalitarianism

  August 4, 2008

Everybody probably knows about the Chinese human rights violations that are being committed on a regular basis by Chinese authorities on its own people. Except for those living under rocks, I guess! Did you know that American companies are helping the Chinese government in their totalitarian expansion among its citizens,...