Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump Is Out, But US Evangelicalism Remains Alive And Well In Africa

An evangelical outreach in Uganda led by the prominent and wealthy pastor Robert Kayanja. WALTER ASTRADA/AFP via Getty Images Dion Forster, Stellenbosch University On the day before the 2020 US presidential election, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, the leader of the African Christian Democratic Party in South Africa, tweeted: Please pray… for President Donald Trump to be re-elected…. It seems bizarre that ...

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US House Impeaches Trump

Just seven days to the inauguration of a new administration, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, was impeached on Wednesday. With the development, Trump becomes the first US president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday after a debate on the article of impeachment read by the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. The final vote was 232 ...

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Was It A Coup? No, But Siege On US Capitol Was The Election Violence Of A Fragile Democracy

Insurrection at the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Clayton Besaw, University of Central Florida and Matthew Frank, University of Denver Did the United States just have a coup attempt? Supporters of President Donald Trump, following his encouragement, stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. ...

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Trump’s Legacy In Africa And What To Expect From Biden

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and US president Donald Trump during a press conference at the White House in 2018. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Francis Owusu, Iowa State University and Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin Donald Trump was propelled to the US presidency by promising to rewrite globalisation rules. This included restricting trade when it directly hurt the US, clamping ...

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Biden To Focus On Economy As Trump Presses Ahead With Fraud Charges

With the number of coronavirus cases surging across the country, Biden will receive a briefing and give a speech in his home state of Delaware on rebuilding an economy that has suffered millions of job losses as the pandemic has killed more than 245,000 Americans and closed many businesses. Biden’s scientific advisers will meet this week with pharmaceutical companies developing ...

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‘America First’ Is No More, But Can President-Elect Biden Fix The US Reputation Abroad?

Jacquelyn Martin/AP Gorana Grgic, University of Sydney Throughout the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Joe Biden spent significant time reassuring American allies around the world that Trump’s America is not “who we are” and pledging “we’ll be back”. Now that he’s the president-elect, those who were most worried about another four years of “America First” foreign policy are no ...

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Biden Closer To White House, Leads In Pennsylvania, Georgia

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took the lead over President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia for the first time on Friday, putting him on the verge of winning the White House. Three days after polls closed, Biden has a 253 to 214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, according to ...

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US Election: Biden Urges Patience As Trump Lies About Count

As attention shifted Thursday to a handful of states that remained too close to call but where, on balance, Joseph R. Biden Jr. seemed to have an advantage, the candidates pressed their cases on the state of the race, and the elections process. “Democracy is sometimes messy,” Mr. Biden told reporters Thursday in Wilmington, Del., where he called for every ballot ...

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As The World Watches US Election, The Appeal Of America Is Diminished

Liam Kennedy, University College Dublin A US presidential election always draws intense worldwide interest, in part due to the spectacle, but also because the leadership of the most powerful country in the world has a significant bearing on international affairs. It is also a moment of immense cultural power which magnifies America’s global significance. While political leaders and policy experts ...

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