Kenyans Praying for an Obama Victory

November 4, 2008

kenyans-obama-pray.jpgKenyans are praying for Barack Obama to become the first black American
president, and people across the continent plan all-night parties to
watch the U.S. election results come in.

Obama’s father was born in Kenya, about an hour’s
drive from the lakeside town of Kisumu where the candidate’s face is
splashed across a huge billboard. The country’s two main newspapers ran
Obama stories on the front page.

In Kogelo,
where Obama’s step-grandmother still lives, hordes of journalists are
gathering and police have blocked access to the family’s homestead.

Africans hope an Obama presidency will help the continent. In South
Africa, The Citizen newspaper on Tuesday had a one-word banner
headline: “Obamania!” The Star said: “Obama dream within reach,” and
The Times, simply, “Yes, he can!”

Source: AP

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