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4 dead after rioters stormed US Capitol to block Biden’s win

The US Capitol is once again secured but four people are dead — including one woman who was shot — after supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, engulfing the nation’s capital in chaos after Trump urged his supporters to fight against the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes that will confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Shortly after 1 p.m. ET Wednesday hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they tussled with officers in full riot…

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Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

– – The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. Trump still refused to concede and vowed to continue to fight in court after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave the green light Monday for Biden to coordinate with federal…

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Africa World 

Trump says Biden won election but he still refuses to concede

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that Joe Biden won the presidential election, but the President refused to concede and blamed his loss on a string of conspiracy theories. Most news networks declared Biden the victor more than a week ago. Since the call was made, Biden has given a victory speech and gotten his transition team up and running. But Trump, who had questioned the validity of the election before votes had even been cast, is continuing to dig in his heels on unsupported legal challenges lodged…

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Africa Business World 

Biden presidency offers reset for US-Africa business ties

– – The election of a new US president gives countries in Africa a chance to press the reset button on economic ties with the United States, according to Stephen Hayes, a former president of the Corporate Council on Africa, a body in Washington DC that encourages American businesses to invest in the continent. He thinks that Joe Biden will adopt a new approach and breathe new life into US-Africa relations. “I think there’ll be an upgrading and far more activity towards Africa, because people who come in are far…

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Africa World 

Biden says ‘time to heal’ after defeating Trump

– – Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself to the nation as a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify” a country gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. “I sought this office to restore the soul of America,” Biden said in a prime-time victory speech not far from his Delaware home, “and to make America respected around the world again and to unite us here at…

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Africa World 

Joe Biden elected 46th president of the United States

– – Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States after securing the needed electoral college votes. Projections by major American news networks put his number of electoral college votes at 284 exceeding the required 270. His victory ends Donald Trump’s Presidency who remains defiant claiming he rather won the election. America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans —…

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Africa World 

The count goes on — with Biden on the cusp of presidency

– – Democrat Joe Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. High turnout, a massive number of mail-in ballots and slim margins between the two candidates all contributed to the delay in naming a winner. But Biden held leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, putting him in an ever-stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the White…

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Winner of US election remains unclear as vote counting continues

– – The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. It was unclear when or how quickly a winner could be determined. A late burst of votes in Michigan and Wisconsin gave Biden a small lead in those states, but it was still too early to call the race. Hundreds of thousands of…

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