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Obama triumph raises hope of fresh start with Africa

People celebrate the re-election of US President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

People celebrate the re-election of US President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his...more

People celebrate the re-election of US President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his...more

People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his...more

People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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A person holds a bowl of local porridge against a poster of U.S. President Barack Obama as they celebrate his re-election in the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

A person holds a bowl of local porridge against a poster of U.S. President Barack Obama as they celebrate his re-election in the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House...more

A person holds a bowl of local porridge against a poster of U.S. President Barack Obama as they celebrate his re-election in the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his...more

People celebrate the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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Malik Obama, half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks during an interview with Reuters on Obama's re-election as U.S. President in his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Malik Obama, half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks during an interview with Reuters on Obama's re-election as U.S. President in his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November...more

Malik Obama, half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks during an interview with Reuters on Obama's re-election as U.S. President in his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Relatives of U.S. President Barack Obama sing and dance as they run along a dirt road during celebrations for his re-election at his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Relatives of U.S. President Barack Obama sing and dance as they run along a dirt road during celebrations for his re-election at his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012....more

Relatives of U.S. President Barack Obama sing and dance as they run along a dirt road during celebrations for his re-election at his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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A man jumps as he celebrates the victory of Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential elections in Obama's ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. Obama rolled to re-election and a second term in the White House on Tuesday, television networks projected, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and overcoming deep doubts about his handling of the U.S. economy. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A man jumps as he celebrates the victory of Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential elections in Obama's ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. Obama rolled to re-election and a...more

A man jumps as he celebrates the victory of Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential elections in Obama's ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. Obama rolled to re-election and a second term in the White House on Tuesday, television networks projected, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and overcoming deep doubts about his handling of the U.S. economy. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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An aerial view shows residents watching television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

An aerial view shows residents watching television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi,...more

An aerial view shows residents watching television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Residents watch footage on television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Residents watch footage on television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012....more

Residents watch footage on television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Residents stand next to a television set as they follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Residents stand next to a television set as they follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6,...more

Residents stand next to a television set as they follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Women watch television as they follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Women watch television as they follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012....more

Women watch television as they follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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