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Barak Obama viewed from Mali
  • Salimata, cook, Bamako..What do you think of Barak Obama?."It is great that Obama has been elected. One needs change from time to time. Sometimes a White, sometimes a White. Thos stops racism".
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  • Salimata, cook, Bamako..What do you think of Barak Obama?."It is great that Obama has been elected. One needs change from time to time. Sometimes a White, sometimes a White. Thos stops racism".
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  • Mohammed, nurse, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."Is he going to change anything? He is still an American. An American remains American."
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  • Badou, nurse, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."He will bring change. He will bring brack the soldiers from...Ah yes, Irak"
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  • Mohammed, cleaner, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."For the moment, I am unable to judge him. But I stay optimistic. The fact that he is black is a good thing for us."
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  • Alassan, taylor, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."It is great news for the Americans. Not so sure we will see any changes here in Africa."
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  • Alassan, taylor, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."It is great news for the Americans. Not so sure we will see any changes here in Africa."
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  • Giko, waitor in a hotel, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."We hope things will change. Concerning the war, we know that the Americans are against the war. We hope it will stop. We also hope that international aid will become more important in Africa."
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  • Hama, security guard, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."I am proud of him. When I watch him on TV, he talks about peace. Besides he is half black."
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  • Alassan, driver, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."From the first time I saw, I liked him. He is a hard working man. Now we wait to see what he will do."
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  • Alassan, driver, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."From the first time I saw, I liked him. He is a hard working man. Now we wait to see what he will do."
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  • Alassan, driver, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."From the first time I saw, I liked him. He is a hard working man. Now we wait to see what he will do."
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  • Barry, development expert, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."During the election night, not many people slept. the result of elections was about to determine the new World. If he had failed, people would have said that the Americans are racist. But now, we have really understood that America is a real democracy. He is young as well. I don't expect him to change anything in Africa. before all, he is American."
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  • Mohammed, cleaner, Timbuctu..What do you think of Barak Obama?."For the moment, I am unable to judge him. But I stay optimistic. The fact that he is black is a good thing for us."
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  • Abi, house cleaner, Bamako..What do you think about Barak Obama? "I am happy Obama is president because he is African".
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  • Kouyate, driver, Bamako..What do you think about Barak Obama? "Black is a beautiful colour. Obama has a nice spirit. He will end wars. We don't to have wars in the world."
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  • Nassina, trainer, Bamako..What do you think about Barak Obama? "One has to recognise that Martin Luther King's dream has become reality. His dream was feasible. He is American but the colour of his skin makes the difference. However, he will remain for me an American citizen."
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  • Fatouma, student, Bamako..What do you think about Barak Obama? "It is fine with me. It is the first time that an American president is black. In America, there are plenty of black people. The other president does not want to recognise them".
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  • Alassan, security guard, Bamako..What do you think about Barak Obama? "e are very happy. Blanck and white, it is exactly the same. He is going to do great things for us".
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