I was travelling from Masvingo when I got the news that President Obama had been re-elected to the presidency of the United States.
Like millions of Africans across the globe, I was elated, not because I love America or because I find Obama’s policies beneficial but simply because Obama continues to defy odds and show the world that a Black man CAN.
In this world, where for much of the past 500 years the African has been treated as a child who is unable to make his own decisions and rise in the world, Barack is a shining beacon of hope and a source of inspiration for millions of blacks.
America’s condescending and patronizing attitude aside, as a young African I am inspired by Obama and glad of his victory.
Congratulations to President Obama, for his victory and fighting spirit, and above all, for remaining inspirational to so many people.
I wish him a successful second term, a blessed four years filled with positive change, hope and a changed perception of Africa.
May God bless him.