Tag: Africans in American politics

Biden is the Right Candidate for Moroccan-Americans this November

By Leila Hanafi and Sarah Alaoui | Morocco World News

Washington D.C.- The stakes in a presidential race have never been as high as the ones before us this November, with incumbent Donald J. Trump facing former Vice President Joseph Biden.  Never before has an election felt so urgent and so personal.

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We the People: Lessons from Africa for Defeating Authoritarianism in 2020 U.S. Election

by Kyle Murphy | Just Security

U.S. democracy is facing its greatest challenge in a generation, simultaneously confronting an authoritarian leader, a global pandemic, and the consequences of centuries of systemic racism and inequality. Americans tend to think of our country as democracy’s exemplar, and the United States has a long history of pointing out governance problems abroad, suggesting steps to solve them, and often devoting resources to various forms of intervention.

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If America Were in Africa, U.S. Diplomats Would Be Ringing the Alarm Bells

By Reuben E. Brigety II | Foreign Affairs

In April 2013, when I was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, I accompanied former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young to a meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Then Secretary of State John Kerry had dispatched us to Harare to convince Mugabe to allow free and fair elections later that summer.

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US elections |Trump is popular with Nigerians despite visa bans

By Yomi Kazeem | Quartz Africa

Since US president Donald Trump took office in 2016, Nigeria has been one of the targets of several of his administration’s anti-immigration policies and negative comments. But he remains quite popular in the world’s largest Black country by population.

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African Diaspora Looks to Flex Political Muscle in US Elections

By Salem Solomon| Voice of America

WASHINGTON – The African diaspora in the United States is mobilizing voter drives, as organizers believe 2020 is a time for these voters to flex their political muscle as never before. 

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US elections | The African evangelicals praying for Trump to win

By Dickens Olewe | BBC News

Despite making pejorative remarks about Africa, US President Donald Trump has attracted a devout following among some Christians on the continent.

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Austin Chenge | Nigerian-American joins race to be Michigan governor

By Freedom Reporter 

A 34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge, is in the race for the governorship position in the state of Michigan in the United States (U.S.), come year 2022.

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How Black immigrants are reshaping the Black electorate


‘Much more diverse than people think’: Black immigrants are reshaping the Black electorate

An increasing share of the US Black population is foreign-born — and they tend to lean more conservative. 

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We American immigrants know power of voting

I am an immigrant American. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, my family arrived in the United States piecemeal. My father was the first of us to settle here. Three years later, my mom joined him. Trailing her by four years, I immigrated to this country when I was 7.

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Egyptians in the heart of the American presidential elections

Trump or Biden: Who will US-Egyptians vote for? The decisive factor is the US foreign policy towards Egypt and the Middle East.

By Marwa Ibrahim | Ahram Online

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