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 now…

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 why…

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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…

Plot to Oust WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus

When Tedros Adhanon Ghe­breye­sus ascend­ed to the top of lead­er­ship at the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO) in 2017, my col­league, Raevyn Goates wrote about it at Africa Agen­da. Ghe­breye­sus won the vote in 2017 by 63 %, which was an over­whelm­ing 133 votes out of 185 votes cast. He was the first direc­­tor-gen­er­al of the…

Trump’s Latest Immigration Ban Targets the African Continent — Again

  On April 22, U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump signed, as he promised, an exec­u­tive order ban­ning immi­gra­tion into Amer­i­ca for 60 days. At the core of the move is the sus­pen­sion of the issuance of any new green cards to immi­grants into Amer­i­ca. This lat­est move comes as the Unit­ed States is in the midst…

COVID-19 Fallout: Africans Angry, Doctors Rebuked, Trump Defunds WHO

In the ever-increas­ing news around Covid-19 or the coro­n­avirus, a lot is hap­pen­ing. It’s hard to keep track of every­thing. Even while plen­ty of good things have hap­pened in the midst of the pan­dem­ic, such as how peo­ple are cop­ing with the virus, it’s the ones that cause unnec­es­sary pain that has gained the most…

Immigrant Communities Look for Answers after Aurora Shooting

These are sor­row­ful times in Amer­i­ca. Once again, tragedy hit the Unit­ed States the week­end of August 4, when shoot­ings rocked El Paso in Texas, and hours lat­er in Day­ton, Ohio. Sad­ly, these shoot­ings in the U.S. are orches­trat­ed with the use of high-pow­ered guns, some con­sid­ered weapons of war in the hands of civilians…

President Donald Trump Described as a Racist by the Media

The recent deroga­to­ry tweets direct­ed towards four Amer­i­can demo­c­ra­t­ic con­gress­women by the Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States, Don­ald Trump, read more like a sto­ry­book villain’s tirade than of the com­­man­der-in-chief of the world’s most pow­er­ful nation. The tweets from Trump, stat­ing that the con­gress­women “who orig­i­nal­ly came from coun­tries whose gov­ern­ments are a com­plete and…