John Liebhardt · March, 2008

I am a freelance journalist living in Suva, Fiji.

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Latest posts by John Liebhardt from March, 2008

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.