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January 19, 2009

Prelude to History

Aggregated from: silversavant

Prelude to HistoryTwo conversations today helped me frame my thoughts about the historic inauguration Tuesday of Barack Obama as the 44th President of America. Prior to these conversations, I was probing and searching for a common denominator that would intimately connect me with the pomp, pageantry...

November 16, 2008

Obama…If America was Nigeria

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

There has been a lot of serious discussion on the American ground-breaking election, a Nigerian blogger examines the facts and injects some humor into the topic. The blogger examines the possible newspaper headlines if the election had been in Nigeria. Head to Anthony Arojojoye’s On a Lighter...

Any day now…

Aggregated from: silversavant

Any day now…If you are like me, still trying to process the meaning of Barack Obama as POTUS (President of the United States), then you surely must have been struck by the startling theater of President-elect Barack Obama’s first post election press conference as it unfolded on Televisi...

November 6, 2008

The Day After

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As we all walk in a post election daze, not all for the same reasons, I can only attempt a feeble response to this global phenomena. Brack Obama winning the U.S. election and in one fell swoop, redefining race relations in the US by wiping out the nation's original sin, and presenting the world a ne...

November 5, 2008

Nigeria: Obama Made Me Cry

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Obama made Nigerian blogger, Oluniyi, cry: “I couldn’t stop the tears of joy streaming down my black face as I watched Senator Barack Obama give his thanksgiving speech this dawn, live on CNN.” ...

President-Elect Barack Obama: The blogosphere reacts

After a long election campaign and an equally taxing Election Day, the results are finally in: Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States. After following this election for so long, the international blogosphere is now ready with its critique of the new President.

November 4, 2008

Barack Obama: Whiteman's dilemma

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Hi, Caught in the grip of election fever, this is my catharsis. The future in black and white.Barack Obama. “That one” as Senator John McCain so infamously described Barack Obama in their third televised presidential debate to the glee and horror of millions of US viewers was yet another...

October 27, 2008

Africans reflect on Bush, Obama and McCain

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.

October 17, 2008

Education: American Foundations to Fund Universities in Nigeria

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

A recent survey in Nigeria revealed problems in institutions of higher learning. These include too few classrooms, too few student hostels and insufficient staffing and funding. Now, a group of American foundations is helping upgrade their facilities, curricula, and faculties. According to Voice of ...

September 25, 2008

Nigeria a “Drug Free Country” - USA

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United States Government has certified Nigeria a drug free country, in the campaign against illicit drug trafficking and abuse for the US fiscal year 2009. This is the eighth consecutive times that the country is receiving a clean bill of health by the US government in the anti-narcotic crusade. In ...