HAVE YOUR SAY – What will Obama mean for Africa?

HAVE YOUR SAY! – As Africans celebrate the election of Barack Obama, hopes are high that America's first black president will tackle poverty, hunger, conflict and disease across the continent.

But what reason is there to suppose Obama’s commitment to Africa will be any greater than that of U.S. President George W. Bush, whose efforts to draw attention and aid for combating diseases in Africa has been one of the few widely hailed successes of his foreign policy agenda?

 

Tell us what you think. Are you optimistic that Obama will make a difference to Africa? What should be at the top of his African to-do list? What dangers await as the new administration sets about reshaping aid, trade and diplomacy?

 

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