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  1. Trump must show 'Mandela's magnanimity'
  2. Liberia's leader 'worried' about his presidency
  3. Fears about Trump's aid and trade policies
  4. Historic win for Somali-American in state elections
  5. Nigerian televangelist ridiculed over poll 'prophesy'
  6. Wole Soyinka challenged to destroy green card
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By Dickens Olewe and Farouk Chothia

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That's all from the BBC Africa Live page today after Donald Trump's stunning victory in the US presidential election. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website.  

A reminder of today's wise words:

Our African proverb of the day: A small plate goes and a small plate returns. "

A Shona proverb from Zimbabwe sent by Francis Muzofa, Windhoek, Namibia

Click here to send your African proverbs.

And we leave you with this photo of a little girl playing with water her mother has just drawn from the pond in Ghana:

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Liberia's leader 'worried' about Trump presidency

Liberia's president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressing a UN general assembly.
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Liberia's President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she is disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not win the US elections.

In an interview with the BBC, Africa's first democratically elected female president said: "We are extremely saddened by this missed opportunity on the part of the people of the United States to join smaller democracies in ending the marginalisation of women. 

"However, Liberia has a long and historical relationship with the United States and we expect the good relationship to continue."

USA first lady Michelle Obama (L) looks on as she visits a woman education program in Monrovia on June 27, 2016.
US First Lady Michelle Obama visited Liberia in June to promote education

Though Ms Sirleaf is worried about existing agreements between the US and her country, she concedes it is too early to say what Mr Trump's presidency will mean for Africa.

"I'm worried about trade deals for Liberia, for Africa, I'm worried about investment and the special programmes that have been put in place by President Obama and by President George Bush before him. 

"And we just don't know what the new policy towards Africa will be under a Trump administration. We'll have to wait and see. Obviously, we are concerned but we have to just give him the benefit of the doubt."

Five things you need to know about Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar giving a speech

Ilhan Omar, 34, has made history by becoming the first Somali legislator in the United States in the US

Here are five things you need to know about her:  

  • Left Somalia at the age of eight after a civil war broke out
  • Lived for four years in a refugee camp in Kenya
  • Moved to the US at the age of 12
  • The only English words she knew then were "hello" and "shut up"
  • Has become highest-ranking Somali to be elected to office in the US 

In her victory speech, Ms Omar, a Muslim, told her supporters: 

Many of you used to say we wish you a success but tonight we have the victory and independence. This became possible because of your hard work. You put your trust in us – that we can win. From day one of this campaign Somali men have been standing by my shoulder. They believed the history we are making will have an impact on their daughters”

Ms Omar celebrates her win

Shell shutsdown oil station

Mary Harper

Africa editor, BBC World Service

Now for some other news... Oil giant Shell says it has shut down one of its flow stations in Nigeria's Delta region due to a protest at the facility. 

Demonstrators at the Escravos station said this was their eighth day of protest against the lack of good roads, electricity and water supplies. 

Militants demanding a greater share of Nigeria's oil wealth have attacked a number of pipelines in recent days. 

A pipeline carrying crude oil from Shell's Forcados terminal has been sabotaged three times in the past week. 

Militancy in the Niger Delta has increased since President Muhammadu Buhari was elected last year.

How Africa's cartoonists see result

A leading Kenyan cartoonist tells us just what he thinks of American and British voters: 

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A South African cartoonist makes a completely different point about Mr Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton: 

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Clinton: 'We must accept result'

Hillary Clinton says that, despite the disappointment of losing, "I still believe in America - and I always will."

She also says the peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of US democracy, and urges her supporters to approach the Trump presidency "with an open mind".

Mrs Clinton added: "We must accept this result. Donald Trump is going to be president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."  


Hillary Clinton breaks silence

The defeated Democratic candidate has made her first comments since accepting defeat in the US presidential election.

Hillary Clinton says she has congratulated, and offered to work with, President-Elect Donald Trump.

"I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans," she says.

Trump 'must emulate Mandela'

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan (R) stands next to Nelson Mandela at the fifth annual Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg, 22 July 2007.
Mr Mandela formed the group, chaired by ex-UN chief Kofi Annan, in 2007

The Elders, a group set up by South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela to promote peace and human rights, has issued this statement on Mr Trump's victory:

Following the presidential election in the United States, The Elders believe that the ideals, magnanimity and empathy of their founder, Nelson Mandela, offer a model of ethical leadership for the new Administration.

As Mandela said at his trial under the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1964: 'I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities'.”

The group is chaired by former UN chief Kofi Annan who added: 

Mandela’s words remind us all that effective leadership requires vision, humility and openness; they provide a model for all heads of state and government to follow worldwide.”

Read: Trump's 'not my president'

Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

On Saturday the five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 will be revealed and voting will open.

The names will be announced in a live show on BBC World TV and BBC World Service radio, starting at 18:00 GMT.

Fans of African football worldwide will be able to vote via the BBC African football website from 18:50.

Voting will close at 18:00 on Monday, 28 November and the winner revealed live on Focus on Africa TV and radio on Monday 12 December at 17:35.

Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year

Trump, Clinton and Idi Amin

Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the US presidential race after winning more than 270 electoral votes. 

His challenger Hillary Clinton, however, leads him in the popular vote - she has 59,299,381 votes nationally, to Trump's 59,135,740 — a margin of 163,641, NPR reports

She is set to become the fifth US presidential candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election, the report adds. 

A tweeter has shared a GIF of the late Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, assuming the reaction of a stereotypical African leader, to the news:

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Museveni reminded how long he's been in power

Yoweri Museveni, in power since three decades, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at his country house in Rwakitura, about 275 kilometres west of the capital Kampala on February 21, 2016.
Mr Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1980

A tweeter has reminded Uganda's long-serving ruler Yoweri Museveni about how many US presidents he has worked with. 

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 That was in reaction to a congratulatory tweet Mr Museveni, 72, sent to Mr Trump, 70.   

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Read: The arrogance of power

Trump praised for 'outstanding' victory

Ghana's President John Mahama has tweeted on Donald's Trump's landslide victory in the US presidential election: 

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Senegal's President Macky Sall also congratulated Mr Trump, saying the West African state "plans to continue its strong ties with the USA".  

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said that Mr Trump's had achieved an "outstanding" victory and he was "ready to work with the president-elect to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation". 

DR Congo was due to hold presidential elections this month but they were controversially postponed, opening the way for Mr Kabila, in power since 2001, to remain in office. 

 DR Congo's security forces have repeatedly broken up protests demanding that Mr Kabila step down

Flares are launched by DR Congo Police forces during a demonstration in Goma on September 19, 2016.

Kenyans say Trump's win 'not fair'

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News from around the globe

Residents of US President Barack Obama's ancestral village in western Kenya have expressed displeasure following Donald Trump's victory. 

As American voters were casting their votes, residents of Kogelo village in western Kenya held a mock vote in which Hillary Clinton beat Mr Trump:

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Following Mrs Clinton's defeat, some residents have been giving their reaction to KTN, a local TV station: 

I feel the elections were not really fair. Clinton should have won, she had more votes in Kogelo compared to the United States."

Steven Okungu

I am not happy with it any more because I was expecting Hillary Clinton to be the winner of this election due to our brother Barack Obama who was supporting her. "

William Odhiambo

Highlights from US election

man reaches for the New York Post newspaper featuring president-elect Donald Trump"s victory, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in New York
  • Trump has won 278 electoral votes so far - he needed 270 out of 538 for victory
  • Winning Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his triumph
  • Trump told America: "It is time for us to come together as one united people"
  • Clinton phoned Donald Trump to concede
  • Republicans have kept control of both the Senate and House

Kenyan troops leave South Sudan

Mary Harper

Africa editor, BBC World Service

Let's look at some news away from t he US election... The first group of Kenyan troops serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has arrived home. 

A defence spokesman said a total of about 1,000 soldiers would be be flown out in batches over the coming days. 

Last week, Kenya said it would withdraw all its forces from South Sudan after the Kenyan commander of the UN mission was sacked. 

A UN inquiry found the peacekeepers failed to respond to an attack on a hotel during fighting in the capital, Juba, in July.

Watch: South Sudan conflict explained

Buhari congratulates Trump

Nigeria's president - a Muslim - has congratulated Donald Trump on his shock victory over Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House: 

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Nigeria's is a major oil producer, but has seen a drop in exports to the US.

Trump win: Bad for African trade and aid?

Workers of a foreign-owned textile factory sew on machines during their shift on September 1, 2015 in the factory on the outskirts of Matsapha, Swaziland.
The trade deal Agoa it seen as a vital economic lifeline for Africa

Leading South African foreign affairs correspondent Simon Allison has been giving his perspective on what Donald Trump's victory means for Africa. 

He writes in the Daily Maverick publication:  

Trump doesn’t like trade deals, especially ones that he thinks are weighted against America. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) is a prime example: It’s designed to give African countries easier access to US markets by scrapping import duties on certain goods.

Non-oil exports from Africa to the US, under the auspices of Agoa, have now reached $4.1bn (£3.3bn), which makes it a vital economic lifeline for the continent. Chicken farmers aside, South African businesses have been among the major beneficiaries of the trade deal, but how long will a Trump administration maintain this tax-free access to US markets?

Sudanese dockers unload a US aid shipment organised by the US Agency for International Development and the World Food Programme at Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast, on May 5, 2016.

On aid, he writes:

Trump is not a fan of foreign aid, and America’s extensive aid programme is likely to suffer significant cuts. So what, some might say; aid is always a controversial topic, with the jury still very much out on whether it does more harm than good.

Nonetheless, in the short term, expect cuts to key infrastructure and healthcare programmes across the continent, with no other foreign donors likely to step in to fill gaps.

Members of the South African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community take part in the annual Gay Pride Parade at Durban's North Beach as part of the three-day Durban Pride Festival in Durban, on June 27, 2015

On gay rights, Simon writes: 

It’s already difficult to be gay in Africa, and life is only likely to get harder under Trump, who is opposed to gay marriage in the US. This stance is likely to embolden African leaders who have persecuted LGBT communities in their own countries, such as Yoweri Museveni’s Uganda. Even South Africa voted this week to scrap a United Nations gay rights watchdog.

The trend in Africa is already negative when it comes to gay rights; a Trump administration certainly won’t try very hard to halt this trend, while his very public stance against gay marriage may even accelerate it."

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TB Joshua mocked as Pinocchio

Nigerian pastor TB Joshua speaks during a New Year's memorial service for the South African relatives of those killed in a building collapse at his Lagos megachurch on December 31, 2014.
The televangelist has a huge following across Africa

Prominent Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua's name is the second-most trending topic on Twitter in the West African state after he wrongly "prophesised" victory for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election.  

At least 40,000 tweets have been shared using his name.

Tweeters have have been mocking him: 

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Trump in 'gracious exchange' with Clinton

Republican president-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd during his acceptance speech at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.

Donald Trump had a "gracious exchange" with Hillary Clinton and a "warm conversation" with Barack Obama, according to Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway.

Conway told ABC and NBC News that Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, called her late on Wednesday night and connected Clinton and Trump. 

Abedin said Clinton "congratulated him for his victory", and he called Clinton "very smart" and praised her "tremendous campaign". 

Opposition arrests in Sudan

Mary Harper

Africa editor, BBC World Service

Away from the US.... A Sudanese opposition party says its leader has been arrested, bringing to at least 10 the number of senior opposition figures detained in the past two days. 

The head of the Sudanese Congress Party, Omar Al-Digair, was picked up by security forces at his home in Omdurman, near the capital Khartoum. 

Opposition parties have been calling for protests against last week's subsidy cuts which led to a 30% increase in the price of fuel. 

There were deadly protests in Sudan three years ago when the government reduced fuel subsidies.

Will US actor flee Trump's America?

The rhetoric of Donald Trump got some Americans to say that they would consider relocating to another country if the real estate billionaire was elected president. 

US actor Samuel L. Jackson said in 2015 that he would move to South Africa. 

Following Trump's win South Africa's Eyewitness News is reminding Mr Jackson of his comments and even offering to pick him at the airport:

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Kagame: Trump's victory 'well earned'

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News from around the globe

Congratulatory messages from African leaders continue to stream in for Donald Trump following his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton. 

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says he looked forward to work with Mr Trump:

Congratulations to @realDonaldTrump for a well earned victory.Looking fwd to continued good relationship w/ United States&new administration

Gabon's President Ali Bongo has also congratulated Mr Trump:

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South Sudan's ex-VP welcomes Trump win

South Sudan's sacked Vice-President Riek Machar has welcomed Mr Trump's victory in  the US presidential election, saying on his Facebook page that it will herald the "demise of African dictators" . 

Troops loyal to Mr Machar and his rival President Salva Kiir have been involved in heavy fighting in South Sudan, leaving more than a million homeless. 

Conflict erupted in 2013 after Mr Kiir accused Mr Machar of plotting a coup, an allegation he denied. 

The US was a staunch supporter of South Sudan's independence from Islamic-ruled Sudan in 2011.   

South Sudan's first vice president Riek Machar (C), greets the crowd prior to the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 qualifying football match between South Sudan and Mali on June 4, 2016 at Juba
Mr Machar (C) has fled South Sudan because of conflict

Five reasons Trump won

Donald Trump

Very few people thought Trump would actually run, then he did. They thought he wouldn't climb in the polls, then he did. They said he wouldn't win any primaries, then he did. They said he wouldn't win the Republican nomination, then he did.

Now he's been elected US president.

The BBC's Anthony Zurcher has identified five reasons for his unexpected victory.

Read them here

Museveni congratulates Trump

Uganda's leader has tweeted his reaction to Mr Trump's convincing victory in the US presidential election: 

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Kenya's leader: 'Americans have spoken'

enyans outside the Kasarani Safaricom Sports Stadium off Thika Superhighway wait for the arrival of US President on day 2 of his official 4 day East Africa state visit on July 26, 2015

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Donald Trump and defeated candidate Hillary Clinton. 

In a statement, he said: 

The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly. They have chosen Donald Trump as their 45th President.

Kenya congratulates Mr Trump for his victorious campaign, and his main opponent, Mrs Hillary Clinton, for her valiant effort.

The ties that bind Kenya and the United States of America are close and strong. They are old, and based in the values that we hold dear: in democracy, in the rule of law, and in the equality of peoples.

These values remain dear to the peoples of both nations, and so our friendship will endure."

Read: Astonishing new chapter

Obama's half-brother celebrates Trump's win

Malik Obama, the Muslim half-brother of outgoing US President Barack Obama, has taken to Twitter to celebrate Donald Trump's win against Hillary Clinton. 

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Malik, who holds American citizenship, surprised many in July when he said that he would be voting for Mr Trump instead of Mrs Clinton, his brother's preferred candidate. 

He was later invited by the Republican candidate as his guest in one of his presidential debates with Mrs Clinton. 

After tweeting about Mr Trump's win, Malik, who has accused the US president for not caring about his relatives in Kenya, sent out another tweet attacking Mr Obama:

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'Trump is hired'

News of Donald Trump's surprise win is dominating the websites of Kenyan and Ugandan newspapers  came in late for newspapers in East Africa to publish in the print edition, they are now reporting the news on their websites. 

The Standard in Kenya takes a phrase from reality TV show, The Apprentice, in which he starred, to highlight his victory: 

Screengrab of the Standard online edition
The Standard

And here are the headlines of two other leading newspapers: 

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The Nation
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Daily Monitior

Zuma looks forward to working with Trump

South African President Jacob Zuma arrives for a meeting with President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 3,2016

South Africa's president has joined the list of African leaders congratulating Mr Trump on his election as the 45th president of the US: 

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What Trump said about South Africa

 A newspaper publisher in South Africa has tweeted:

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Mr Trump's victory has clearly left this South African journalist despondent: 

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Well, Mr Trump's supporters are elated, and he addressed them as US President-elect: 

'I will be president for all Americans'

Sisi congratulates Trump

Republican president-elect Donald Trump"s acceptance speech is broadcast at Times Square Studios after winning the U.S. presidential election in Times Square on November 9, 2016 in New York City

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has become the first North African leader to congratulate Mr Trump on his stunning victory in the US presidential election

In a statement, Mr Sisi's office said he wished Mr Trump the best in his new position and invited him to visit Egypt at the earlier opportunity. 

Mr Sisi took power in a coup in 2014. 

TB Joshua's Clinton win 'prophesy' falls flat

Screengrab of TB Joshua prophesy on US election
TB Joshua
The prophesy predicted a woman would win the US election

Prominent Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua "prophesy" that Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump has turned out to be wrong.

He had said in a Facebook post that Mrs Clinton would win by a narrow margin. Well, the post has been deleted and people are mocking the televangelist on Twitter:

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TB Josuha is one of the most influential and controversial clerics in Africa, with many of his followers believing that his "prophecies" come true. 

TB Joshua

Read: TB Joshua profile

Will Wole Soyinka cut up his green card?

Wole Soyinka
Mr Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986

Nigeria's Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka promised last week that he will cut up his green card if Mr Trump emerged as winner of the US presidential election.

The green card is a permanent residence permit for the US - prized by many African immigrants to the US.  

People on Twitter are waiting to see whether Mr Soyinka will do it, and they are poking fun at him: 

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Pollsters must do 'soul-searching'

A foreign correspondent in South Africa's main city Johannesburg has tweeted the US embassy's reaction to Mr Trump's victory: 

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SA fears import tariff rise after Trump win

Donald Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway greet supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016.
Mr Trump proved the polls wrong by beating Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump's presidency could lead to an extra 15% import tariff imposed on South African goods landing in the US, a South African economist has warned, the Fin24 news site reports

This would break a 100-year agreement on a 20% tariff, raising it to 35% and making South African goods seem too expensive, University of the Witwatersrand academic Tinashe Chuchu is quoted as saying. 

"If it spikes by 15% it would discourage foreign nations from doing business," he said.

This could have a negative effect on South Africa's economy with less income and fewer jobs the likely result, Mr Chuchu added. 

Read: How Trump won

Historic win for Somali-American woman

Ilhan Omar has made history by becoming the first Somali female legislator in the United States. 

Ms Omar will be a lawmaker in the US state of Minnesota after winning House District 60B, which comprises parts of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, south-east Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Public Radio News‎ reports.

Her win carries a "huge symbolic importance in Minnesota", where many Somali immigrants live, the report says. 

It came just days after Donald Trump accused Somali immigrants in the state of "spreading extremism".

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Ms Omar said she would be a voice of the "marginalized", the Associated Press news agency reports. 

"I think I bring the voice of young people," she said. "I think I bring the voice of women in the East African community. I bring the voice of Muslims. I bring the voice of young mothers looking for opportunities," she said. 

Tanzania's leader congratulates Trump

Donald Trump greets people in the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.
Mr Trump was an outsider in the presidential contest

Tanzania's president has tweeted his reaction to Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election: 

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Burundi's leader has also congratulated Mr Trump: 

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Today's wise words

Our African proverb of the day: 

A small plate goes and a small plate returns. "

A Shona proverb from Zimbabwe sent by Francis Muzofa, Windhoek, Namibia.

Click here to send us your African proverbs. 

Good morning

Welcome to BBC Africa Live where we will  bring you the latest news from around the continent, especially reactions to Donald Trump's win in the US presidential election.