The stateside reaction to President Barack Obama's extraordinary win for the Nobel Peace Prize has been mixed. On the other hand, many across the world are ecstatic, especially in Africa.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, who won the prize in 1984 for his efforts to end apartheid, says Obama's award recognizes the young president's potential. The Archbishop says: "In a way, it's an award coming near the beginning of the first term of office of a relatively young president that anticipates an even greater contribution towards making our world a safer place for all. It is an award that speaks to the promise of President Obama's message of hope."
The Huffington Post reports Obama's win is seen as a "win" for Africa: "In the Kenyan city of Kisumu, the home province of Obama's father, local radio shows interrupted broadcasting to have live phone-ins so callers could congratulate Obama on his win. Traders in the market huddled around hand-held radios and touts shouted the news from the windows of local minibuses." Adds 65-year-old James Andaro: "When I heard it on the radio I said Hallelujah! It's God's blessing. This win is for Africa."