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He is a household name, putting a smile on everybody’s lips and spreading pride across the continent.
Now millions of Africans hope this son of a Kenyan father can turn his nomination to the Democratic presidential candidacy into a place in the White House.
But if he wins, is Barack Obama an answer to Africa’s problems?
Would an Obama-led USA prioritise issues of poverty, AIDS and trade in Africa? Or would bigger global conundrums like Iraq, the Middle East and the West’s response to the rise of China take precedence as before?