Day: January 20, 2009

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Canada’s Governor General Cites Historic Obama Era

Canada’s head of state, Governor General Michaelle Jean, has hailed the inauguration of US President Barack Obama as “a new page in the history of civilizations”. Jean, who is herself of African origin, became the first black person to be made head of state of a major Western industrialized country with her appointment in September …

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Grave Challenges but Time to Rejoice

On January 20, on a crisp, cold winter day under clear skies and in the presence of innumerable witnesses at the US Capitol’s National Mall, Barack Obama with his family by his side, took the oath of office and became the 44th President of the United States of America. In completing the transfer of power, Obama broke a 220 year-old tradition of …

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President Obama Can, He Must and I Hope He Will

The inauguration of the 44th president of the most powerful country on earth, the United States of America, has been completed. This former skinny kid now President Barack Obama has been transformed into a 175 pound symbol and embodiment of the dreams, hopes, role models and aspirations of the 400 or more million Africans on …

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