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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”. ...

December 4, 2008

Tanzania: Obama fabrics

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Louder than Swahili posts a picture of an Obama kanga, a traditional East-African cotton fabric with writing printed on the sides. It says “Hongera Brack Obama. Upendo na amani ametujalia mungu”, which in Kiswahili means something like “Congratulations Barack Obama. Love and peace ...

November 5, 2008

Kenyan bloggers react to Obama's victory

Kenya has been electrified over the Obama victory. In fact, the government declared a public holiday to celebrate this 'AmeriKen's' election. The Kenyan blogosphere has begun debating how President Obama will not only change America, but how he could inspire young people everywhere.

August 22, 2008

Russia, Georgia: A tale of two wars

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

Vadim Nikitin of the Foreign Policy Association Russia blog, analyzes the parallel coverage of the South Ossetia conflict by US and Russian media, saying “The US media covered the Russian invasion of Georgia and its airstrikes on Gori, while the Russian media covered the Georgian invasion of S...

August 10, 2008

Zanzibar for Obama

Aggregated from: louder than swahili

  On the little square in front of the Hotel Serena in Stone Town a corner for Obama has been created. Just like that! I really like when active citizens decide to express an attitude and gradually take over the public room - in this case with a bit of colourful grafitti and locally made mer...

July 28, 2008

Is the U.S. militarizing aid to Africa?

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

Regrets only: An Africa Journal comments on the recent report by Refugees International about “the increased militarization of U.S. foreign aid” and how it “is complicating the achievement of American foreign policy goals in Africa”. He also posts a response from AFRICOM to t...

June 10, 2008

June 9th - McCain, Obama and Clinton on Macedonia

Aggregated from: The Macedonian Tendency

By David Edenden Macedonians don't often get a chance to see people discussing the Macedonian "name issue". This is from last March.I had not realized that McCain was so hot on Macedonia's entry into Nato. Obviously, I was not surprised by Obama's position.I assumed McCain decided that it was n...

February 25, 2008

Can Barack Obama turn the tide?

Aggregated from: Congo Voices

I recently came across a letter that US Presidential candidate Barack Obama wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice highlighting the rapes of Congolese women and children. Obviously, Obama is concerned about the increased violence against women and children in the eastern part of Congo. It a...

February 24, 2008

After Fidel, Cuban bloggers discuss US candidates

In the last few days, mostly due to Fidel Castro's announcement to step down from power, US presidential candidates have been commenting on the situation in Cuba and discussing their planned policies with Cuba. Elia varela Serra reviews Cuban blogs to bring us the latest developments.