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Trump’s populist triumph will sharpen global political and economic divides

Guests watch a television broadcast of President-elect Donald Trump as he gives his acceptance speech, during an election night event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia. Photo: Boris Grdanoski/AP/SIPAThe shock win of property magnate Donald Trump in the United States presidential elections today is the latest and most important win for right-wing populists at a time of deepening global instability. Usually cautious foreign policy analysts in Western capitals now talk about the break up of the liberal democratic order and an American retreat into trade protectionism and diplomatic isolationism.

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What Donald Trump's presidency means for Africa

Donald Trump was elected president of the United States on 9 November. Photo: Dan Hallman/AP/SIPADonald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Here's what his presidency could mean for Africa:

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'If democracy were a poison, many are excited to see America swallow it': The view from Kenya

altThe election that pits Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump is not only dirty, it is perverse and pregnant with uncanny irony. Opinion is divided on what it means for Africa – A warlike Clinton government? A racist Trump regime? – but there is a consensus that it has exposed the rotten underbelly of American society. Like Britons who voted Brexit largely because of prejudice against the ‘other’, Americans too are mainstreaming hate and prejudice as an ideology of power.

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Zain to pay Bharti Airtel $129m in Africa business sale settlement

A woman walks past a Zain customer care shop in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Photo: Thomas Mukoya/ReutersZain, Kuwait's biggest telecom operator by subscribers, on Thursday said it will pay $129m to Bharti Airtel over a settlement related to the sale of Zain's Africa operations to the Indian firm in 2010.

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Manuel Valls: We cannot repair slavery but we can prepare the future

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Photo: Paul Chiasson AP/SIPAFrance's prime minister Manuel Valls writes for The Africa Report from Ghana, where he is proposing to create a Euro-African university exchange programme.

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For Africa's millennial generation, the rules of engagement have changed

Boitumelo 'Tumi' Mmakoi, 25, is a radio producer based in Cape Town. Millennials make up more than a third of Africa's population. The impact they are having on politics and business across the continent is just beginning to be felt.

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