Joe Biden

How Six Newspapers in Africa Portrayed the Joe Biden Win

Joe Biden was proclaimed the winner of the 2020 American presidential race on Saturday, Nov. 7. Biden crossed the 270 Electoral College votes threshold needed to secure the presidency. The rest of the votes are still being counted. They are yet to be certified by each of America’s 50 states. In electoral parlance, Biden is…

Negative Headlines Mark the Anniversary of President Biya’s Time in Office

The governing record of Paul Biya, Cameroon’s current leader, is making the news rounds, again. Biya assumed office as president of the centrally located African nation on Nov. 6, 1982. He’s been president now for 38 long years. Biya, now 87-years-old, became president after serving as prime minister under the late President Ahmadou Ahidjo. That…

12 American Stories that Frame U.S.-Africa Relations under the Trump Administration

Americans are casting their votes in the November 3 election for those who would represent them at national and local levels. The stakes are especially high for the offices of the President, Senators, and the House of Representatives. While this is taking place, I’ve been reflecting on the importance of the relations between the United…

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A Case for Susan Rice as US Vice President

As America crawls toward the November 3 General Election, there is plenty of speculation, including prognostication, about who former vice-president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will pick as his running mate. First, some context. Perhaps you are not a political junkie, you are just a layperson or an average Joe and may be wondering…

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If Trump’s Africa Strategy Is A Failure — What Would Biden Do If He Wins?

  The United States is less than four months away from the election that would determine control of not just the Senate and the House which make up the legislative branch of the American government, but also control of the executive branch, the White House. As the coronavirus rages, and as protests over the mistreatment…