Trump makes two key appointments

WASHINGTON - US President-elect Donald Trump has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican party official and a conservative media chief.

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be his chief of staff.

In this role, he will set the tone for the new White House and act as a conduit to Congress and the government.

Stephen Bannon, from the right-wing Breitbart News Network, will serve as Mr Trump's chief strategist.

Mr Bannon stepped aside temporarily as Breitbart's executive chairman to act as Mr Trump's campaign chief.

The Republican candidate defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential vote, in a result which shocked many, who had expected Mrs Clinton to win following favourable opinion polls.

Mr Trump is due to take over at the White House on 20 January, when Barack Obama steps down after two terms in office.

Comments (4)

When Barrack Obama was voted into office l celebrated really l was excited l followed the whole process from his first campaign to the end and believe me or not everyday to the last l prayed for his victory.with this recent ones l was never moved , by the way it was my first time to be so involved with American politics

Mariyeti Mpala - 14 November 2016

@Mpala: Allow Americans to run their country the way they want. We cannot not thinking African about American please its their country and to them the vote is the one that counts. Whether someone out of America follows American electoral proceedings or not that non of their business. All we need is to pray for Africa.

Honest - 14 November 2016

@honest You assume Maryeti Mpala is not American. There are various shades and ethinicities for the American. America does not discriminate between citizens. Whether you are born here or you acquire it today. a citizen is a citizen. Like they say there are no classes of citizens. That is how she feels . It is allowed to express oneself. And the constitition protects her freedom of expression and expects that she participates in the America political process. please do not here be the one to take it away from her.

Grace Jones - 14 November 2016

@Honest I am a black zimbabwean born American. You were unfair to Mariyeti Mpala. perhaps it is that you are used to restricted space.

Grace Jones - 14 November 2016

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