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In Africa, little enthusiasm for US vote after Obama

A vendor in Kisumu, Kenya, sells tee-shirts bearing the photo of then US senator Barack ObamaNairobi (AFP) – “The dream becomes reality”, “Our son, our hope”: the headlines in the Kenyan press in 2008 captured pride and excitement after the election of Barack Obama. There were widespread hopes that Obama would do much for Africa, but as he prepares to hand over to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, he is accused of neglecting the continent. “Africa had unrealistic expectations towards Obama given his origins,” said Aly-Khan Satchu, a Kenyan economic analyst.

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