'Obama’s visit to Kenya is like all his African policy — merely symbolic.' - Adekeye Adebajo.
It was heartening to see the leader of the free world deliver a ringing public denunciation of the tyranny and corruption that’s destroying the continent.
The real theme of the historic visit to his father’s homeland was Barack Obama’s promise on Saturday to strengthen cooperation between Kenya and the United States in the fight against terrorism, and to provide greater logistical and financial support to Kenyan security forces.
The American president visited the [Read more]
<i>Obama's trip is concerned with the declining security situation on the continent and the fight against Islamic extremism.</i>
Barack Obama's first visit to the country of his roots since attaining the presidency has been marked by all manner of psychological, identity-related and sentimental connotations. Closer [Read more]
The world won't be a better place when Obama leaves the White House in 2016 and neither will Africa.
When Obama won the presidential election back in 2008, all of Africa responded as if it was its own son arriving at the White House. And yet, six and a half years later, Africa feels somewhat abandoned by the U.S. president.
When Barack Obama visits Africa this month, he will be greeted by a continent that expected more attention from a man they see as their son — a very strong feeling in the Kenyan village where the father of the 44th American president is buried.
“We thought that the U.S. government could, at least, give some sort [Read more]
<i>Kenyan anti-gay marriage activists are resolutely awaiting the U.S. president who is preparing for his first official visit to his father’s country. Isn’t homophobia common throughout the entire continent?</i>
To say the least, Barack Obama is awaited in the land of his biological father. The organizers of [Read more]