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January 13, 2009

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”. ...

November 26, 2008

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, th...

November 23, 2008

Africa: Back to Reality after Obama's Election

The election of Barack Obama prompted hope throughout Africa that the perception of the continent and the nature of relations between Africa and the US will now be different. However, many bloggers are now warning their fellow Africans against unrealistic expectations. The fact that Obama’s father was Kenyan, they argue, will not alter the fact that Obama was elected by Americans to look out for American interests in the world.

November 21, 2008

Daschle is back

Aggregated from: Breaking News Kenya

I took a little break from politics after a long marathon, but I just had to chime in on Barack Obama’s selection of Tom Daschle as his selection for secretary of health and human services. We are in safe hands people. This guy is one of my favorite politicians here in the US and I canâ€...

Death threats against Obama - Shame on you America!

Aggregated from: Siasa Duni

The Secret Service will not provide the number of cases that they are actually investigating. It is a sick American tradition that threats against a new president spike right after an election. But the Service admits that across the nation, local law enforcement officials are seeing more threats aga...

Obamamania fades in Kenya

Aggregated from: Wonkie - A cartoon blog

Obamamania is finally fading across the world as Mr Obama comes to terms with the magnitude of the mess he has landed in. He has a lot on his plate and mostly back on home ground - from the dire financial crisis and Iraq to health care - there is no shortage of challenges. Still, surprisingly,...

November 16, 2008

Michelle Obama: Dressing for the White House

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

That there is nothing traditional about 44th President-Elect and his family will be reiterating the obvious. They are not only advocating political change, but Michelle Obama is also changing fashion when it comes to first ladies. Michelle, unlike any First Lady who has ever occupied the White Hou...

Obama’s Grandmother Wants to Attend Inauguration

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

US President-Elect Barack Obama’s grandmother says she wants to travel to the United States to witness the inauguration of her grandson on January 20, 2009. The 84-year-old Sarah says she will bring with her Obama’s favorite food, chapatti, a traditional Kenyan pastry. Although Sarah is ...

November 13, 2008

Sticks and Stones, Words do Hurt Us

Aggregated from: Kenya Imagine

Just got this from Juan Cole’s blog. Well, US security people say that when Sarah Palin went on the attack against Obama, particularly when she suggested he had been ‘palling around with terrorists’, the effect on some of her constituency was to suggest that he(Obama) posed such ...

President Barack Obama, Save Kenyan Souls

Aggregated from: Jamaapoa

This is an SOS post to USA President elect Barack Obama. To us, Kenyans, Obama is "ndugu yetu", our big achieving big brother. At best, Obama is every Kenyan's cousin who is leading the world's super power, the land flowing with milk and honey, the all powerful United States of America. As such, Oba...