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December 31, 2008

Gaza Attack: Where is Barack Obama?

As Israel's military excursion into Gaza continues, more than a few bloggers wonder if US-president-elect Barack Obama can help put an end to fighting. However, no one has seen or heard much from the future president, leading many to wonder: Where in the world is Barack Obama?

November 13, 2008

Sticks and Stones, Words do Hurt Us

Aggregated from: Kenya Imagine

Just got this from Juan Cole’s blog. Well, US security people say that when Sarah Palin went on the attack against Obama, particularly when she suggested he had been ‘palling around with terrorists’, the effect on some of her constituency was to suggest that he(Obama) posed such ...

President Barack Obama, Save Kenyan Souls

Aggregated from: Jamaapoa

This is an SOS post to USA President elect Barack Obama. To us, Kenyans, Obama is "ndugu yetu", our big achieving big brother. At best, Obama is every Kenyan's cousin who is leading the world's super power, the land flowing with milk and honey, the all powerful United States of America. As such, Oba...

Obama Plan Could Boost US Solar Development, Demand

Aggregated from: IT News Africa

Barack Obama’s election as the next US president could usher in a new era of solar energy development in the United States, but economic difficulties may prove a barrier to some of the more expensive renewable initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. “Demand for solar energy remains ...

Barack Obama: President of Tolerance

Aggregated from: My Digital Life

I really like this Zapiro cartoon when I first saw it. It not only screamed tolerance to me, but gave me a glimmer of hope for the global community. As seen in the cartoon, Barack Obama had an African father, an American mother, and an Asian upbringing. He also has a Middle Eastern middle name, w...

Palin’s moment in the spotlight: not over yet

Aggregated from: Minor Matters

The election is over. Barack Obama won. John McCain lost. You’d think that Sarah Palin would go home, tail between the legs, and do what she is paid to do: govern Alaska. But I don’t think she’s had a nanosecond available for governing. Instead of retreating from the spotl...

Obama and the peace process

Aggregated from: The Arabist

Beyond whether who he will appoint to handle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, President Obama has to choose what kind of approach he will pursue. Two Arab diplomats (a Palestinian and an Egyptian) who are peace process veterans wrote this powerful op-ed advocating a hands-on approach that shuns the...

Friends of Lebanon - One Week On, a letter to Barack Obama

Aggregated from: Palestine Think Tank

Dear Mr Obama: Tell me we haven’t been bamboozled. We need the change you promise, but something just doesn’t seem right. After eight years under a Bush administration that engendered misery at home and around the world, the United States had found itself distrusted, scorned and ...

In Russia, There Won't Be A Crisis But Something Worse

Aggregated from: Window On Eurasia

After first trying to deny that there was a crisis in Russia and then blaming it all on events in the West, the Russian government has taken measures that are exacerbating the situation in ways that threaten to create a revolutionary situation, according to an increasing number of Russian commentato...

A Rough Guide to Obama…

Aggregated from: Window Into Palestine

Richard Sanders lays out Obama's record and positions clearly. I hope those who supported Obama in the presidential election -- mostly out of fear of McCain-Palin and seeing themselves stuck within the limited parameters of the two party duopoly -- face these realities. It is important that we look ...