As U.S. President-elect Barack Obama prepares for his four years in the White House, many are discussing how his term will impact health issues, globally and in the U.S., and if he will deliver on his campaign promises, writes Juhie Bhatia, from Global Voices Online.
As U.S. President-elect Barack Obama prepares for his four years in the White House, many are discussing how his term will impact health issues, globally and in the U.S., and if he will deliver on his campaign promises.
As part of their campaign, Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden said that ...
As Americans line up to vote-in their 44th President, African bloggers write in solidarity and offer near unanimous support for an Obama Administration. So what are people saying? Ari Herzog brings us the scoop from Africa and around the globe.
This post is dedicated to our friends and readers who have put so much hope in the elections today in the United States. Inside and outside the country.
So, have a happy Election Day.
Este post estÃ¡ dedicado a nuestros amigos y lectores que tienen tantas esperanzas puestas en las elecciones d...
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The latest line of attack from John McCain's campaign seems to revolve around that S world - you know as in Obama is a Socialist. It is often followed by the obligatory E (for Europe) word as McCain said himself: â€œâ€At least in Europe, the socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives.â€
So what do Europeans think of that latest from the Republican presidential candidate?
Itâ€™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.
When the US presidential campaign began â€“ sometime shortly following the 2000 election â€“ candidates of all stripes promised a thorough debate on issues, both of national and international importance. Yet, for all the hot air generated by the three remaining contenders from the major U.S. political parties, the subject of Africa (and its people) has most often received short shrift. No longer, writes John Liebhardt, who explains how presidential hopefuls are bringing up Africa in their debates, and how Africans view the US elections on their blogs.
Teddy writes about Ethiopians supporting Barack Obama: “What started off with Maeza Siraj over a year ago when she created Ethiopians for Obama on barackobama.com has blossomed into thousands of Ethiopian-Americans working in multiple states to be a part of a historical moment.”
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Diaspora Ethiopians have been flexing their political muscles in the U.S., organising websites, rallies and email campaigns to persuade their compatriots to support Barack Obama's presidential run.
Many Ethiopians bloggers rallied to the cause, pledging cash and votes for the Democratic candidat...
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African bloggers are busy sending messages to Senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain about international relations, trade, religion and their overall expectations from the US presidential elections. John Liebhardt brings us the reactions of bloggers from South Africa, Nigeria and Ethiopia in this post.