Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Did Obama make a point in Africa?

The debate of whether Obama said too much in Africa but did/gave too little is raging. My take is that he did more than his two predecessors for African political activists. He ushered in an era of diplomatically isolating Africa's strongmen, who 'sprinkled' an election here and there in their corrupt, repressive governance and then walked around claiming democratic credentials. It is an era of hope. Here are my thoughts:

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