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How Fox News Screwed Republicans

AFRICANGLOBE – Suffering an election hangover after having been told by Fox News that Mitt Romney’s victory was a sure thing (a ” landslide” predicted by Dick Morris), some Republicans have promised to break their addiction to the right-wing news channel in the coming year. Vowing to venture beyond the comforts of the Fox News bubble, strategists insist it’s crucial that the party address its “choir-preaching problem.”

US Sliding Towards Fiscal Cliff

AFRICANGLOBE – Fiscal Cliff : While much of the country is mired in snowstorms across the nation’s midsection and in Pennsylvania and New England, the nation’s capital is bogged down in Congress’ efforts to avoid skidding off the fiscal cliff.

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Jacob Zuma’s Re-Election As ANC President Is a Sad Day for South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – While personal congratulations to the winner of an election are always in order, the re-election of Jacob Zuma as President of the ANC is not good news for South Africa. His lack of leadership on any of the major policy questions that we face will continue, as will the corruption and abuse of public resources that has so far characterised his time in office.

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John Dramani Mahama Wins Ghana’s Presidential Election

AFRICANGLOBE – Ghana’s interim President John Dramani Mahama has been declared winner of the weekend presidential elections after garnering 50.7 percent of the vote. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader polled 5,574,761 votes against his nearest rival Nana Akufo- Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who got  5,248,898 representing 47.74 of the ballots cast. [...]

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Ghana: No Clear Winner Yet in Presidential Election

AFRICANGLOBE – There is no certain winner yet in Ghana’s presidential election even though incumbent President John Dramani Mahama is thought to be in the lead. After three days of what has been touted as a keen contest, several media outlets have the president at a little over 50 per cent of votes in provisional [...]

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Why Kenya Owes Africa Peaceful Elections

AFRICANGLOBE – Although democratic elections in Africa have been problematic due to three obvious obstacles — lack of civic education, poor electoral laws and a culture of ethnic politics — things are not as bad as they might appear. It is true that a great deal has changed in many parts of the continent, but [...]

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U.S. Election Causes Surge in Caribbean Property Inquiries

AFRICANGLOBE – Based on figures from the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation, federal taxes will increase by a total of $423 billion in 2013 if the Bush-era tax cuts are allowed to expire. According to the AP, the increase in taxes will be the largest since 1942. In light of this, for those [...]

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Bill O’Reilly: Black Voters Don’t Believe In ‘Self Reliance’ Or ‘American Exceptionalism’

AFRICANGLOBE – Since the night of the election, Bill O’Reilly has been looking for a scapegoat on whom he can blame Mitt Romney’s loss. He seems to have found one in African American, Latino, and female voters. Before all the votes were even cast on November 6, Bill O’Reilly came out with the theory that [...]

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What President Barack Obama’s Second-Term Means For Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – With United States President Barack Obama fending-off an election year challenge from former Republican Governor and businessman, Mitt Romney, to secure a second term and four more years in office, now that the dust has settled, the world steadies itself, as it prepares to observe how Obama intends to steer the United States, [...]

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