Article published on the 2008-08-26 Latest update 2008-08-27 09:52 TU
In the United States, Democrats have launched their national convention in Denver, Colorado. 4,000 Democratic delegates are gathered to elect their candidate for the presidential election in November. Senator Barack Obama is set to become the first black presidential nominee, and Hillary Clinton's supporters are expected to rally behind his nomination. In this summer special, RFI investigates how Barack Obama, a young African american senator, unknown to the public until a year ago, became the primary focus of this US presidential campaign.
By Sylvain Biville and Alexandra Brangeon in Paris, Stephanie Braquehais in Kenya, Solene Honorine in Indonesia, Donaig Ledu in Washington.