In Africa, campaigns for presidential term limits often lead to prolonged conflict, transition to democracy, civil society action and opportunities for opposition parties to overcome fragmentation.
Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20, 2017. In his inauguration speech, the new president raised the spectre of a dystopian “American carnage” full of “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation” and “crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.”
Last week, outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Chicago and delivered his grateful farewell to the American people. Read the full text of Obama’s farewell speech as provided by the White House.