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Hope Defines Obama's Legacy in Africa

When Barack Obama was elected U.S. president in 2008, the event was hailed across Africa. He is the son of a Kenyan, after all, and many on the continent considered Obama one of their own. So Africans' hopes were high when he took office. Perhaps too high, suggests Kenyan political commentator Barrack Muluka. "If we in Africa were looking up to him, to come with a magic wand to solve our problems, then I think our expectations were misplaced," said Muluka.  "He...

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