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Africa on Obama: "He's black, not African"

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Obama's roots won't go forgotten. And especially not in Africa. Our Observers all over the continent share their excitement and hope, but also their doubt of any change for Africa if the black candidate is elected. Read more...

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Barack and Sarah Hussein Obama, his grandmother. Photo posted on Flickr.

Obama's roots won't go forgotten. And especially not in Africa. Our Observers all over the continent share their excitement and hope, but also their doubt that there will be any change for Africa if the black candidate is elected.

Never before has an African-American candidate come so close to presidency in the US. According to the latest polls, published by Reuters/Zogby on Monday, Obama is ahead of his competitor in five of the eight crucial swing states, including Ohio - the one that tipped the election for George Bush in 2004.

Just a week before the big day, we asked our Observers in Africa what Obama's success means for them.

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