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Obama’s Kenyan grandmother Sarah’s mother dies at the age of 99

Sarah Obama, grandmother of former US President Barack Obama, has died at the age of 99 in western Kenya, her daughter told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Monday. "It is true that she has gone to be with the Lord," said an emotional Marsat Onyango, her daughter, "she went on this morning." Sarah Obama, popularly known as Mama Sarah, had been admitted to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu. Once a simple country woman, Sarah Obama was for a long time best known for the hot…

The discreet part of Africa in Obama’s memories

An entire continent had celebrated one of his son's victories during the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States in 2009. The first volume of his memoir as head of state, "A Promised Land (Fayard), however, confirms the anecdotal nature of Africa, in its universe as in its experience. From the beginning of his long history, more than 800 pages,…

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