Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Digital Journalist
5 minute read
13 Nov 2020
5:00 am

Go easy on Biden’s victory

Vhahangwele Nemakonde

The angel is in the principle; the devil in the detail.

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on November 4, 2020. - President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are squaring off for what could be a legal battle for the White House, running neck-and-neck in the electoral vote count, and several battleground states still in play on November 4. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

No sooner had the United States Democratic Party candidate for the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden, notched the 270 electoral college votes required to secure the country’s presidency, did volleys of commentary about his victory begin to reverberate around the world. One consistent theme is that unlike President Donald Trump, the Biden presidency heralds a new and positive era in US-Africa relations, especially with respect to predictability, camaraderie and larger volumes of trade and investment in favour of the continent. Approximate guesstimates of Biden’s likely posture to Africa should examine what he and vice-president designate Kamala Harris say on the...