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Global: Obama Closes the Deal?

They call it a “big step.” That’s what Barack Obama took Tuesday when he won the North Carolina Democratic Primary hands down and was narrowly defeated in Indiana by Senator Hillary Clinton. John Liebhardt brings us the reactions of bloggers around the world commenting early on the two primaries, who say that the show for the Democratic race is nearly over.

Hillary Wins Pennslyvania: Will the ‘Slapfest’ Continue?

Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the hotly contested Pennsylvania primary Tuesday 55 to 45 per cent, further prolonging an already tense and extensive campaign to head the Democratic ticket for President in November, writes John Liebhardt, who brings us the reactions of world bloggers.

A Letter from Africa

African bloggers are busy sending messages to Senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain about international relations, trade, religion and their overall expectations from the US presidential elections. John Liebhardt brings us the reactions of bloggers from South Africa, Nigeria and Ethiopia in this post.

Barack Obama is a liar and other campaign news from Africa

Why are some African bloggers calling Barack Obama a liar? And what do they have to say about the presidential hopeful's Race speech, campaign issues and foreign policy. John Liebhardt, who brings us other campaign news, looks into African blogs for reactions.

For African bloggers, the campaign has taken its toll

For African bloggers checking in on the Democratic race, long gone are the pithy remarks about Clinton and Obama and the hopeful interest in U.S. presidential politics. A certain new tone has entered into the fray: Perhaps it’s irritability or defiance. If I had to pick an adjective to tag these posts, I’d label them as “partisan.” You are either for us or against us; it’s as simple as that, writes John Liebhardt in this review of African blogs.

From Africa, ‘Hillary Clinton's Victorious Come Back!’

Hillary Clinton's victorious comeback has sent shock waves through the African blogopshere. John Liebhardt reviews blogger reactions from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in this round up.

Is Africa still Obama country?

Since my last post, candidate Barack Obama has won two states – a caucus in Hawaii and a primary in Wisconsin – and seemingly appears the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination. Some African bloggers are not discounting the chances of Democrat Hillary Clinton from catching Obama, but others are beginning to discuss the possibility of November showdown of Obama versus McCain.

Africa: Will Hillary ever be as popular as Bill Clinton?

Political campaigns – at least in the United States – take place in a bubble, sometimes far apart from reality. It’s not a completely fictitious world, this bubble. It looks...