Tag Archives: United States

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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Russia: Biden Brings A New US Challenge To Putin’s Backyard

Tracey German, King’s College London Russia’s reaction to the announcement of Joe Biden’s victory in the US elections has been very muted. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has yet to officially congratulate the president-elect. Putin’s political opponent Alexei Navalny, on the other hand, was quick to tweet his congratulations, wryly observing that the free and fair election was a “privilege not ...

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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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Our Police Reform Agenda Is A Game Changer, Osinbajo Tells US Delegation

The plan of both the Federal and State Governments to investigate police brutality and prosecute erring police officers, create new State-based Security and Human Rights Committees, as well as providing compensation to victims of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units, would be a game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity, according to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. ...

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Donald Trump Has COVID-19. How Might This Affect His Chances Of Re-Election?

AAP/Ap/Julio Cortez Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne With just a month left until the November 3 US presidential election, contracting the virus could have politically positive or negative consequences for President Donald Trump. These will, of course, be contingent on how severe the president’s illness becomes. But we should not count him out and Biden in just yet. Here ...

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US Elated Over Peaceful Conduct Of Edo Gov Election 

The United States, yesterday, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Edo governorship poll, barely nine days after issuing a visa ban threat on would-be perpetrators of electoral heist. The US, in a message posted on the Facebook page of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, hailed Edo people for a credible and peaceful election. It also thanked the ...

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US Extends Visa Ban To Edo, Ondo Polls Violators

The United States Government says it has imposed visa restrictions on some individuals for their actions during the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa State elections and in the run up to the Edo and Ondo State governorship polls on Saturday and October 10, respectively. Although elections have not yet held in Edo and Ondo states, the Secretary of State, Mike ...

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