Obama could have done more for Africa
BY JUDITH OWIGAR
A women’s advocate
I think that Obama did a lot for Africa towards the end of his tenure. I am not so much of an American policy person but he could have done more. He didn’t because he had to first be more American than anything else. I don’t think he did as much as Bush or Clinton. Remember that Clinton is called the first black president. Obama had to play politics and that’s what he did. I wouldn’t say he was a good president for Africa—maybe for our image.
Judith Owigar is a co-founder and the operations director of AkiraChix, a revolution for African women and technology. Through the AkiraChix activities she seeks to increase the number of women who are creators of technological solutions and in effect change the perception of technology by women. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya.