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Opinions of Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Columnist: Ato Kwamena Dadzie

Barack Obama: African illusions of a messiah

I get it. History has been made. America has done what only America will lead the developed world to do – choose a black man (for the first time) as its leader. He’s a smart, eloquent, charismatic and seemingly sincere young man. Good for him! Good for America and, maybe – just maybe – good for the world too.

From all indications, Barack Obama will be a great leader. The change he promises to deliver is exactly what his country needs. The world cannot wait to see the back of the man Obama will be succeeding. So, maybe, the world needs a bit of the Obama magic to get rid of the suspicions among nations, to end the wars and essentially help the world get along. Click here to read full article