Here is more on the South African perception of the U.S. election of Barack Obama:
This cartoon is by the most famous South African political cartoonist - Zapiro. It ran today in the Mail and Guardian.
I am continually amazed at the enormous amount of attention that is being paid to this election here. People have approached me almost incessantly since Tuesday to congratulate me, tell me how excited they are, and share the news of what they were doing when they heard the news. It is truly an unparalleled phenomenon. I had a girl tell me yesterday how jealous she is that I get to have Obama be my president. And many people have told me how much better they feel knowing that someone will be in the White House who has a 'global vision'. I am still humbled by how affected people's everyday lives are all of the way across the world by what happens in the United States. It puts in perspective the enormous responsibility our nation holds not only regarding what happens within our own borders, but in a way, what happens to every person on this planet.
My prayers are certainly with the Obamas as they take on the symbolic role of 'global president.'