Sarah Hussein Obama
Barack Obama will be the 5th African-American Senator in US history and I've seen him tipped as a a likely candidate for the first Black President of the US. Not only am I interested in the guy because of his roots in Kenya (even though he was born and lived most of his life in Hawaii and then Indonesia) but he was also someone who loudly opposed America's invasion in Iraq at an early stage. He is a civil rights lawyer by profession and has an active history in development issues. I must hang on to some sign of hope in what looks to me like a future historic disaster with the re-election of Bush.
His name, Barack, means blessing in Swahili (which I think is, in fact, spelt "baraka") and, who knows, maybe we are seeing a potential world leader with a vision more people in the world will be able to identify with. I wonder what other languages he speaks.