As the presidential election zooms towards the final lap, Africa finds itself in the throes of debate for the first time since the major party primaries ended in June. Since Barack Obama and John McCain beat back their respective challengers earlier this year, the two major party candidates have focused on other issues in the race for the presidency, like the global financial crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Regardless of not having a place at the table, many Africans and African bloggers have followed the U.S. presidential race with keen interest.
The US Presidential election is of great interest to many people around the world and the role technology is playing has been interesting, to say the least. Jon Gosier digs into African blogs to bring us the latest reactions on the elections from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
With a little less than two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection from international bloggers on Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
With pessimistic views abounding on the economy, the two presidential candidates are pressured to each provide their strategy for exiting the crisis. Lova Rakotomalala brings us reactions from French speaking blogs.
The death of a postmodern novelist. Teetering Wall Street Banks. A hurricane wreaking havoc in Texas. Yet, the Jewish blogger PatriotMissive points out that the top five stories E-mailed from the New York Times this weekend are either accounts about Sarah Palin (who earns the top spots) or her running mate, John McCain. Is America â€” and the rest of the world â€” going election mad? Inquiring minds want know.
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...
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...
Before yesterday, hereâ€™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 candidateâ€™s wife? The answer to that question, in some minds, is easy.
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.
This story annoyed me so much I had to crawl from under my rock to reconcile albeit briefly with my blog. Anyway, apparently some Director over at Focus on the...