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Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s Choice for Vice President is the first black woman to be nominated for the national office by a major party.

Her victory could usher more Black women and people of colour into politics and this could inspire more African women to aim for bigger and more powerful positions even on the international organization’s front.

Kamala Harris

Just recently, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture Amina Mohamed was fronted as a candidate for the Post of Director General of the World Trade Organization. Ms Mohamed however did not get picked but two women, one from Nigeria and another from Korea are still in the running for the position.

Therefore, the 7th Director General will be either Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria or Yoo Myung-hee of the Republic of Korea.

Black women have been rising to power over the last decade, seeing quite a number …

US Election 2020

The US presidential race is in the final stages now. While vote counting is still ongoing, indications at this stage show that voters are leaning towards the blue, Democratic party, candidate Joe Biden both in the popular vote and in the electoral college vote. 

While at this juncture, we will not go into explaining the dynamics of the US electoral system, it’s enough to say that pulling a vote on both fronts is a good indication for the leading party. 

In a move that sounds very much like an African election headline, the American media carried reports that the incumbent president’s campaign team has sued to stop vote-counting in some states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania. The effect of that lawsuit remains to be seen. 

The top job in the USA is a matter not only affecting the citizens of the USA but also the global citizens