World watches the drama of U.S. presidential primaries

Saturday, January 12, 2008 | 5:10 p.m. CST; updated 6:16 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

LONDON — John Mbugua, 56, a taxi driver in Mombasa, Kenya, woke himself at 3 a.m. the day of the Iowa caucuses and flipped on CNN. He said he watched for hours, not understanding precisely what or where Iowa was but thrilled about the victory of Barack Obama, the first U.S. presidential contender with Kenyan roots.