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The last Trump?

US President Donald Trump may have less than a fortnight left in office, but he’s not done yet — he may well be remembered for destroying the Republican party

America’s lessons for African dictators

COMMENT: Trump’s attacks on democracy grab the headlines, but the real story is one of democratic resilience

Trump unlikely to settle for golf

A narrow victory will mean that the election results won’t be settled anytime soon

Diary of an elections spotter

Fear and loathing in Trump’s America, where every bit of news can be worse than no news at all

How McKinsey is making $100m and counting) advising the US government’s coronavirus response

For the world’s best-known corporate-management consultants, helping tackle the pandemic has been a bonanza. It’s not clear what the US government has gotten in return

America’s ‘Black Mecca’ rallies against racist police brutality

Known as a hub of revolution during the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta has once again been at the forefront of police brutality protests in the US

Understanding the violent protests across America

The protests are rooted not in the pandemic, but in centuries of discrimination

‘Soon he’ll be seen as threatening, not cute’: What it’s like to raise my black son in America

There is no separating George Floyd’s killing from the struggles black people have faced ever since the first slave ships landed on these shores

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

‘US good, China bad’ is Pompeo’s message to Africa

During his African tour this past week, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked up Washington’s ability to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship on the continent.

Editorial: Democrats must unite

The best chance for Democrats to beat Trump is by taking an opposite approach to his insular and isolated one

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