Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kenya Celebrates the Inauguration of President Obama

As President Barack Obama was sworn into office just a few hours ago today, his father's hometown in Kenya celebrated the historic event with singing and dancing. They are even running theatrical production, filling up every seat in the auditorium. "Obama: The Musical" was performed all throughout the November election season, and started up again recently in honor of the inauguration. Television stations across the country as well as big screens set up throughout the streets were broadcasting the ceremony. Watch a video clip of the celebrations here. President Obama's promise to double the US poverty assistance to $50 billion is greatly anticipated around the globe.
Sources: BBC News, CS Monitor