Stories from November 6, 2008
The Lusosphere for Obama
See how bloggers from Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and East Timor are celebrating Obama as the new US president, and how they hope his election will bring change to their own countries.
Australia welcomes Obama, well most
Australian bloggers found their voices after being glued to the media or live-blogging the election for most of Wednesday our time. Kevin Rennie zooms in on reactions from Down Under.
Caribbean: Yes, They Did!
Barack Obama's historic win in the US Presidential election was as much the Caribbean's as it was America's and regional bloggers still have not come down from Cloud 9â€¦
Morocco: On Hope
Moroccans were no exception to celebration to the reverie that exploded around the world last night following Obama's victory. Although the Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is somewhat critical of Senator Barack Obama, as results poured in, so did the posts, which were overwhelmingly supportive.
Obama: The Dream & Reality
I am not dreaming that US president will care about us, coz it is all about benefits in politics. But I am really happy that Obama won the presidency because he is a symbol of someone who challenged everyone, came over taboos and granted stuff, and was persistent enough to...
Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job
A new day dawned in Cairo today. As it does every day. And it started as it always does: with birds, schoolchildren, and car horns. No national holiday here. Iâ€™m looking forward to going out in the streets to hear the reaction. The best reaction Iâ€™ve heard so far: â€œBlack...
All morning I've been talking about the potential implications Barack Obama's presidency may have on race relations not only in the United States, but the world over. While I have a problem with the term ‘race’ as a concept, this is a fantastic article on what it means to be...
Israel left uneasy by Obama victory
Israeli officials in Jerusalem on Wednesday reacted to news of Barack Obama's victory in the US presidential election with a degree of concern. Israel's leadership from caretaker Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to President Shimon Peres all offered their warm congratulations to Obama in personal letters...
Guatemalan Bloggers Celebrate Obama!
Guatemalan bloggers are celebrating Barack Obama's win with songs, hope for change and personal wishes. Quoting a Tracy Chapman song, Homo Homini Lupus says: Changes are coming! Although he thinks that the change will not show up in our country, he invites us to dance with him: change, change, change!...
Indians Celebrate Obama's Victory
Indians continued to celebrate President-Elect Barack Obamaâ€™s victory on their blogs today. Their love for the future leader of the United States is clearly evident, with many writing posts thousands of words long about why they love him so much. Bloggers talked of how they admired Obama because of his warm nature, nice smile and oh-so-good looks. There were also those who even expressed jealousy how Americans could vote for such a man, whereas in India lies and corruption remain.