Africa World 

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 World 

Trump compared to Mugabe amid looming election defeat

– – A former US official has compared President Donald Trump to Zimbabwe’s late leader Robert Mugabe. Samantha Power’s comparison was in relation to Trump’s comments alleging fraud, without evidence, in the US election. President Trump had claimed that he was being cheated out of re-election, blaming his dwindling chances for re-election on votes cast illegally. He has been widely criticised for the comments with many saying that he was undermining US democratic systems. Samantha Power, who served as the UN ambassador in the administration of former President Barack Obama,…

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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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Africa Featured World 

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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Hillary Clinton US 

US Election 2016: runners on the path to the White House

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9   In eleven days, the USA, the greatest democracy in the world will have a new president. The two leading contenders running a close campaign are reality television real estate mogul known aka Donald Trump on the Republican Party and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Democratic Party ticket. Clinton’s campaign…

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