Reaction to Obama Accra speech on Global Voices

My best part of the analysis African Blood’ Saved Obama From Scrutiny in Ghana.

“In sheer American fashion, Obama explained boldly that he picked Ghana because of the West African nation’s “democratic commitment.” 

While Kenyans, Nigerians, South Africans and others were searching their souls, Ghanaians were preparing to do what we Africans do best: dress in colorful attire, sing, dance and chant in praise of presidents.

Although other African countries found their souls very quickly -– “democratic commitment” is such a clear message –- they couldn’t do so in time for Obama to add them to his itinerary.”

I need to hear from you. Do you think African blood saved Obama from scrutiny much more than the blood gave him an edge to chide African governements the proper way that no other outsider can afford without being percieved as being abusive?

My favourite part of the speech was when told African youth that this is their moment. The youth for instance in Uganda make more than 60 percent of the population yet they are the most left behind in political participation, in employment and I think if this country is improve the youth must get out of their comfort or uncomfort zones.

Here’s the part:

“Fifty-two years ago, the eyes of the world were on Ghana. And a young preacher named Martin Luther King traveled here, to Accra, to watch the Union Jack come down and the Ghanaian flag go up. This was before the march on Washington or the success of the civil rights movement in my country. Dr. King was asked how he felt while watching the birth of a nation. And he said: “It renews my conviction in the ultimate triumph of justice.”

Now, that triumph must be won once more, and it must be won by you. And I am particularly speaking to the young people. In places like Ghana, you make up over half of the population. Here is what you must know: the world will be what you make of it. You have the power to hold your leaders accountable, and to build institutions that serve the people. You can serve in your communities, and harness your energy and education to create new wealth and build new connections to the world. You can conquer disease, end conflicts, and make change from the bottom up. You can do that. Yes you can. Because in this moment, history is on the move.”

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