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September 15, 2008

Congolese bloggers on the American elections

Congolese bloggers Musengeshi Katata and Shaka Bantou have been closely following the American Democratic and Republican conventions at Forum Realisance. Both are staunch supporters of Obama and sharp critics of the Republican Party. Like many around the world, bloggers in Congo and across Africa have been following this American election with the belief that its outcome is incredibly important not only for America, but for the world.

July 21, 2008

Campaigning Abroad: A welcome change or an exercise in futility?

With both candidates spending some time abroad to explain their foreign affairs strategies (Obama currently in Afghanistan and soon in Europe, McCain in Mexico and Colombia) the rest of the world wonders whether they should celebrate this new emphasis on international relations or expect a potential backlash for either candidates.

June 11, 2008

Africans Jubilant About Obama’s Ascendancy With Hope of a Better Future

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft

The possibility that Senator Barack Obama, the son of an African from Kenya, could become the first black president of the United States has got Africans jubilating across the continent. While many are reserving their biggest celebration for after the November U.S. election, for now Africans across ...

April 16, 2008

France: Obama is NOT what we call “left wing”

The US presidential election is seen by many in France as a chance to reassess the Franco-American relationship and find a common ground, writes Lova Rakotomalala, who looks at a new Facebook group, by French socialists, supporting Senator Barack Obama.

February 25, 2008

Can Barack Obama turn the tide?

Aggregated from: Congo Voices

I recently came across a letter that US Presidential candidate Barack Obama wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice highlighting the rapes of Congolese women and children. Obviously, Obama is concerned about the increased violence against women and children in the eastern part of Congo. It a...