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Donald Trump’s election is bad news for the African continent. Mike Segar/Reuters

Why a Trump victory bodes ill for Africa

A key strategy for President-elect Trump is to turn the US inward, both economically and politically. This bodes badly for Africa.
Quite the surprise! EPA/Andreas Arnold

Expert reaction: how Trump’s big night unfolded across the US

From coast to coast, the 2016 election has torn up the usual order.
All indications are that voting was not subject to a cyberattack. Ballot box via shutterstock.com

This election was not hacked – but it was attacked

Though there is no indication hackers affected the outcome of the election, we still must act to improve the cybersecurity of American elections.
Flanked by his family, US President Elect Donald Trump called for unity as he claimed victory. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

President Trump will change the United States and the world, but just how remains to be seen

Leading Australian academics respond to Donald Trump’s victory, and look ahead to what kind of president he might be. Much…
Senator-elect Todd Young, R-Indiana, thanks supporters after winning his race at an election night rally in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Democrats failed to gain a Senate majority, too

Hopes among Democrats of gaining a majority in the Senate were dashed. Here's what a narrow Republican majority might mean moving forward.
Donald Trump claims victory in New York. Mike Segar/Reuters

Donald Trump wins US election: scholars from around the world react

Donald J Trump has emerged victorious in the historic, and historically acerbic, 2016 American presidential election. What does this outcome mean for the world?
Employees of a Japanese foreign exchange company keep a close eye on the progress of the presidential election. Toru Hanai/Reuters

The markets tell us President Trump is worse than Brexit

Some might say that financial markets over-reacted to the Brexit vote and the market reaction to the US election is the same. But Brexit won't happen till 2019, a Trump victory has already happened.
Who’s behind that Twitter feed? Robot typing via shutterstock.com

How Twitter bots affected the US presidential campaign

In addition to the meddling alleged in the new Mueller indictments, about one in every five election-related tweets was generated by software, not humans.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have approached the US economy from two completely different directions. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Timeline: Americans, the economy and elections

Looking back over past US elections you can see how the terms of the economic debate have varied – as the solutions to past crises have set the groundwork for renewed instability.
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on tour by Grand Imam Ali Mustafa Yaqub at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta in 2010. Adek Berry/Reuters

Goodbye Barack Obama, the first ‘Indonesian’ US president

Obama managed to build stronger rapport with many countries in Southeast Asia,but lacked foreign policy initiatives. China neatly plugged that gap.

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