Obama wins—in Africa: MnMo’s Journalist of the Year reports

Just last month, Minnesota Monthly named Edwin Okong’o, a Kenyan immigrant, the Twin Cities’ Best Journalist. And now he’s covering the election from a little-considered angle: the fact that some of Barack Obama’s biggest fans aren’t even in America. They’re in Africa, where his father, of course, was from. Okong’o’s latest story, a 13-minute piece for the PBS Frontline series called “Kenya: Sweet Home Obama,” explores the unprecedented pride and over-the-top jubilation washing through Kenya, the home of Obama’s father.

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