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Africa :Obama “Moonwalking” Human Rights in Africa?


The great American poet Walt Whitman said, “Either define the moment or the moment will define you.” Will the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya define President Barack Obama in Africa or will President Barack Obama use the election of President Kenyatta to define his human rights policy in Africa? Following the presidential […]


What Should Ethiopians Expect in a Second Obama Term?


It is proper to congratulate President Obama on his re-election to a second term. He put up a masterful campaign to earn the votes of the majority of American voters. Mitt Romney also deserves commendation for a hard fought campaign. In his concession speech Romney was supremely gracious: “At a time like this we can’t […]


U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

DJIBOUTI — U.S. special operations forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives. American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Poul Hagen Thisted, 60, of Denmark, humanitarian aid workers for a Danish demining […]


Africa: Obama’s Lessons for Civil Society

HARGEISA, 20 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – All Africa reports, “The election of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States is celebrated as a milestone in several, well known respects – not only will he assume office as the first president of color – but as an underdog who entered the race for the […]


Open Letter to H.E President Obama‏

HARGEISA, 31 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Dear Mr. President, I firstly take this opportunity to extent my congratulatory remarks for your recent and outstanding Nobel Price and also to extent greetings from South Africa and Somaliland respectively. I am well aware of the responsibilities faced by your office and the US. I am further aware […]


Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

HARGEISA, 9 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation. The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting […]


Obama speaks of hopes for Africa

US President Barack Obama, on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office, has said Africa must take charge of its own destiny in the world. Mr Obama told parliament in Ghana during a one-day stay that good governance was vital for development. Major challenges awaited Africans in the new century, he said, but […]


Text of President Obama’s speech in Ghana

Hargeisa, 11 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The following is the text of President Obama’s speech Saturday in Accra, Ghana, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: Good morning. It is an honor for me to be in Accra, and to speak to the representatives of the people of Ghana. I am deeply […]


President Obama visit to Ghana

My few words reflect the writing of Mrs. Elizabeth Ohene about President Obama’s schedule visit to Ghana. Somaliland held high the achievement reached by our fellow African country, that we share a lot since our beloved country [Somaliland] came into being on 26th June, 1960 and recognized by 34 countries including Ghana and five permanent […]


African Pride: Obama Trip To Ghana

Accra, Jul 9 2009 (Somalilandpress) — In our series of weekly viewpoints from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene, a former government minister in Ghana and former BBC journalist, looks forward to US President Barack Obama’s visit to her country: We in Ghana are going to have our “Obama Moment” later this week. Forget that talk about Ghana […]