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November 22, 2008

Sign of Improved U.S.-Libyan Relations - Gadhafi Son Met with Condoleezza Rice

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Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, one of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi sons met senior Bush administration officials Tuesday, in what the VOA calls “another sign of improved U.S.-Libyan relations”. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi sees Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Thursday, [even though] Saif al-Islam...

November 16, 2008

Obama…If America was Nigeria

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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...

The Obama Election Victory as Viewed from Germany

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“How do you write about something as monumental as the election of the first African American president of the United States of America?” BRE, an African American expatriate in Germany and blogger at Jewels in the Jungle asks. It has taken me the better part of a week to recover from my...

November 7, 2008

Obama and a Post-racial American Society

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As the world erupts into euphoria over the ascension of Barack Obama, a black man, into the white house, the issue of race in American society becomes more glaring than before: What does Obama presidency mean to the minority population living in the U.S? While the ascent of Obama to the pinnacle 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 ...

August 27, 2008

Michelle Obama Steps up to Americanize Hubby

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Michelle Obama succeeded in Americanizing her husband, Barack Obama, on Day 1 of the Democratic Party convention in Denver. Michelle painted an intimate portrait of her husband, Barack, as a father and family man with faith in the American dream. In a most eloquently delivered speech aimed at reas...

Obama and his Nigerian Brethren

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I love Obama for what he stands for, and for what he has done, to get to where he is today. And I will most likely vote for him for those reasons, not because he is black, like me. But this is not how some of my countrymen in Nigeria see him. He’s their [...]...

August 15, 2008

10th Anniversary of Kenyan and Tanzanian US Embassy Bombings

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of near-simultaneous bombings at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The attacks killed more than 200 people. Watch VOA news video footage of the memorial. Additional coverage available here, with video footages. ...

July 25, 2008

Obama in Berlin: “A World that Stands as One” [video]

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Obama addresses some 200,000 in Berlin, Germany today. “People of the world – look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one…” Read the full text of the speech in the...