A seasoned Ghanaian journalist decided to cover Tuesday’s U.S. election in the same manner the Western media tends to cover Africa’s

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AMERICA’S TRIBES GO TO THE POLLS AMIDST UNCERTAINTY
By K. Sakyi-Addo
Africa News Network (ANN).
Millions of American tribesmen and women are voting today to elect a president and lawmakers.
Two white tribal elders are contesting to rule the Covid-ravaged wheat-exporting former British colony for the next four years. They are the incumbent Donald J. Trump of the ruling Republican Party and Joseph R. Biden of the opposition Democratic Party, both in their seventies.
Due to the levels of illiteracy, candidates are represented on the ballot by animals, the elephant for the Republicans and a braying donkey for the Democrats.
Over 230,000 people have died of covid, more than any country in the world, leading to widespread poverty and joblessness unseen in the vast country in a century.
Millions are dependent on food rations, homelessness is rife, and open defecation common in some provincial capitals.
As temperatures drop, the homeless sleep on cardboards and are warmed by steam rising from underground sewers at night. By day, they live off coins tossed their way by European and African tourists.
Some voters received assorted food packs from the ruling party suspected by the opposition to be in exchange for votes.
In parts of the province of South Dakota, children travel tens of km everyday to attend the nearest school, with many barely aware of a world beyond their homestead and school playground.
Mr. Trump who is neither a believer in God nor science, earlier this year promoted drinking cleaning detergents to the country’s 330 million citizens as the means to fight covid. Some mountain village tribesmen heeded his advice and required emergency medical care.
It is unclear which brand of bleach.
In parts of the province of South Dakota, children travel tens of km every day to attend the nearest school, with many barely aware of a world beyond their homestead and school playground.

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