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Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Photo by Ali Shaker/VOA, Wikipedia Commons.

Trump: What Are Consequences For African Economies? – OpEd

09 Dec 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By William Gumede* America’s policies under the Donald Trump White House are likely to hurt Africa. Nations on the continent should aim to diversify their products away from exporting raw materials, foster home-grown small and…

Vote elections

Legal Or Legitimate? 2016 US Presidential Elections And Electoral College – OpEd

30 Nov 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Allison Drew* The US electoral system shows a profound disjuncture between law and legitimacy. A system that so disenfranchises the masses of Americans is illegitimate. Democratic elections must be based on the popular vote….


Mr. Trump Leave Us Alone: We Will Make African Great Again – OpEd

24 Nov 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By MK Ngoyo* Africa barely got a mention in the US presidential election. This is good. If Trump succeeds in purging the factions that advocate war, interventionism and imperialism from the US government he will…

Hillary Clinton. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, Wikipedia Commons.

Why The Donald’s Win Might Be Good For White Women: For All The Wrong Reasons – OpEd

19 Nov 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Tamari Kitossa* If, for White male supporters of Donald Trump, the body of a Black president signifies they are strangers in their own land, leading to the intensification of White racism, then the body…

United States and Africa

Trump’s Isolationism: Threats And Opportunities For Africa – OpEd

11 Nov 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Patrick Bond Donald Trump’s ascension to the US Presidency has stunned many across the globe due to his strange views and prejudices. The Conversation Africa business and economy editor Sibonelo Radebe asked Professor Patrick…