The arrival of a new American president triggered joy and jubilation Tuesday in a world made weary by warfare, recession and fear.
From Kenya and Indonesia, where Barack Obama has family ties, to Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, Obama’s inauguration sparked a volcanic explosion of hope for better days ahead.
The ascendance of the first African-American to the presidency of the United States was heralded as marking a new era of tolerance and possibility.
From Guyana to Ireland to Brazil, read about – and see photos – of all the repercussions around the world at AP)
In other news, Antigua plans to give the new US President its ‘top’ honour on his birthday: renaming its tallest peak Mount Obama. Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer says the Caribbean nation will rename Boggy Peak, as it is currently known, on 4 August to mark President Barack Obama’s 48th birthday. (NPR has the story)