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12 Ways Africa Will Remember Barack Obama, First Black US President

12 Ways Africa Will Remember Barack Obama, First Black US President


A boy wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt in Tanzania, Oct. 8, 2012. Photo: Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune

He is accused of failing to remake Africa

Africans gradually realized that even a powerful leader in Washington, D.C. with close family ties to Africa could not change decades of neglect on the continent, said Adekeye Adebajo, director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa:

“Obama has not only failed to remake Africa, he has also failed to change America and the world. Much of his key achievements – healthcare, the Iran nuclear deal, rapprochement with Cuba – will now almost certainly be dismantled by the incoming Donald Trump administration. The “dreams of our fathers” – recalling the title of Obama’s memorable 1995 memoirs – have now morphed into a ghastly nightmare that could reverse many of the gains of the civil rights struggle. Another “parting of the waves” may soon be needed. Where is our Black Moses?”

Source: The Guardian