Dec 13 2008

Obama-mania, Sierra Leone style

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The fascination in the African media with our President-elect continues. Writing in the pages of Freetown’s Concord Times, Abdul Karim Bangura claims that Barack Obama is not the first “black” president as many as a half dozen American presidents before him had “African blood.” Bangura, a native of Sierra Leone who is a professor at American University, cites claims that Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Dwight David Eisenhower all were part black.

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