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Has Obama won it all?

Published on : 10 November 2012 - 5:00am | By RNW Africa Desk (Cartoon: Damien Glez)
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Barack Obama's father was a black Kenyan, his mother a white American. He may be biracial, but Obama is commonly considered the first black president of the United States. By the same token, could he ever, perhaps at a later stage in his career, become the first white president of Kenya?

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Who is Damien Glez?

Franco-Burkinabé Damien Glez was born in 1967.

In 1991, when Burkina Faso's state of emergency ended, Glez began his career as a cartoonist for the satirical weekly Le Journal du Jeudi, where he is now the director of publications.

In 2001, in association with other cartoonists, he created the monthly Pan-African satirical Le Marabout. He also contributes drawings to publications on three continents. Cartoonist-columnist, writer and lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou, he is author of the comic strip Divine Comedy.

Glez's cartoons are regularly published in Le Journal du Jeudi (Burkina Faso), Vita Magazine (Italy), Afronline(Italy), Chorus (France), World Policy Journal (US), Continental (France-Africa), La Mèche (France), Courrier international (France-Africa) and Jeune Afrique (France-Africa).

Glez is a member of the Cartooning for Peace foundation.

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