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80-year old US President Biden to seek re-election in 2024

US President Joe Biden, 80, is to seek re-election in 2024, he announced on Tuesday. His quest for a second White House term is dividing opinions considering his age. He is already the oldest U.S. president ever. Doctors have declared Biden, who does not drink alcohol and exercises five times a week, “fit for duty” after an examination in February.… Read More
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Africa’s impact: US Vice President’s visit to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia

In late March 2023, the United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris visited Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia to discuss, among other things, increasing investment between the US and African countries, the economic empowerment of women, girls and young businesspeople, digital inclusion and food security. On her arrival in Ghana in March 2023, Vice President Harris noted that she was “very… Read More
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US Vice President Kamala Harris visits Ghana’s slave castle

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has visited a slave castle in Ghana’s central region as part of her tour of the West African nation. She was joined by her husband, Doug Emhoff for the tour of the 17th-century slave fortress in Cape Coast. The Cape Coast castle is one of many fortresses built along the coasts of Africa to support… Read More
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Kamala Harris stirs controversy over LGBTQ with Africa visit

Visiting US Vice-President Kamala Harris’s comments on LGBTQ has ruffled feathers within Ghana’s legislature, with the Speaker describing it as “undemocratic”. Ghanaian lawmakers are currently discussing the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Value Bill – which criminalises advocacy for gay rights. It also proposes jail terms for those that identify as LGBTQ. Harris had not directly… Read More
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US Vice-President Harris to visit Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia

US Vice-President Kamala Harris will visit three African countries this month, in what will be her first trip to the continent since becoming vice president. Ms Harris will visit to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia from 25 March to 2 April. Her visit will focus on efforts to “expand access to the digital economy, support climate adaptation and resilience, and strengthen… Read More
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America’s first black woman VP-elect says she ‘won’t be the last’

– – Kamala Harris on Saturday shattered barriers to become the first woman vice president and, in a symbolism-heavy victory speech, told girls she would not be the last. Introducing President-elect Joe Biden in an optimism-fueled outdoor rally, Harris — also the first Black woman and Indian-American as vice president — sported a white suit in recognition of the suffragist… Read More