World

African nations outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

African nations outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

African anger about Trump's comments, made during a White House meeting on immigration, could impact USA companies doing business in one of the world's fastest growing regions and complicate the Pentagon's counterterrorism efforts and security cooperation on the continent, diplomats and analysts said.

African nations have reacted angrily after Donald Trump reportedly referred to them as "s***hole countries", with many accusing the USA president of racism and ignorance.

In a statement issued in NY, the group of over 50 nations said: "the AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America".

Moussa Faki Mahamat the African Union Chairperson tweeted last night: "I am appalled by the unfortunate remarks attributed to the President of the United States on migrants from African countries, Haiti and Salvador".

Haitians reacted with outrage Friday to reports of Mr. Trump's remarks.

"This is even more hurtful given the historical reality of just how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, and also terribly surprising as the United States remains a massively positive example as just how migration can give birth to a nation", Ms Kalondo said. At least one more African leader spoke up on Saturday.




Meanwhile government of Botswana has summoned the U.S. ambassador of its country to express its displeasure at the comments and asked the ambassador to clarify if Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country" in lieu of the alleged comments from President Trump. The remarks dishonour the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity. Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

Lewis said that Trump had undermined 25 years of African goodwill towards the U.S. "to essentially give the back of his hand to 49 countries south of the Sahara creates real problems in many ways".

Botswana calls on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union and all other progressive nations across the world to strongly condemn the remarks made by President Trump.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying.

The US Embassy in Accra, Ghana also took to twitter to reaffirm America's reverence for Africans. "And he said them repeatedly".


  • Dua Lipa beats Ed Sheeran in Brit Awards 2018 nominations

    Dua Lipa's " New Rules ", Rag N Bone Man's " Human ", Jonas Blue's "Mama" and Jax Jones's "You Don't Know Me" are also nominated. J Hus and Rag'n'Bone man have three nods each, while Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Little Mix and Clean Bandit have two.
    Nigel Farage has said the historic Brexit referendum result could be overturned

    Nigel Farage has said the historic Brexit referendum result could be overturned

    A spokeswoman for the European Parliament said she could not officially confirm details regarding Farage's salary. MEPs earn €101,808 a year before tax and receive thousands more in expenses for staff, travel and office costs.
    YouTube hasn't shut the door on working with Logan Paul

    YouTube hasn't shut the door on working with Logan Paul

    The video platform removed Paul from Google Preferred , and put other plans with the vlogger on hold. YouTube was criticised for moving slowly in response, taking almost two weeks to take action.
  • Iranian oil tanker sinks one week after collision

    Iranian oil tanker sinks one week after collision

    The body of one crew member was found three or four miles from the tanker two days after the collision. It showed video of a tower of billowing black smoke and flames on the surface of the water.
    Winning €4.4m Lotto Ticket Sold In Donegal

    Winning €4.4m Lotto Ticket Sold In Donegal

    Treasure Hunt drawings are held seven days a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. To get the jackpot - or a share of it - players must match all six of the main numbers in the Lotto draw.
    Haitian-Americans in South Florida outraged by president's alleged remark

    Haitian-Americans in South Florida outraged by president's alleged remark

    The statement also noted that the president wanted immigrants who "contribute" and can "assimilate". Trump denied he ever said "anything derogatory " about the people of Haiti .
  • Iran refuses renegotiation of nuclear deal despite United States  pressures

    Iran refuses renegotiation of nuclear deal despite United States pressures

    Treasury to impose sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which he called a "corrupt personal terror force". However, time after time, President Trump has (perhaps reluctantly) certified that Iran was cooperating with the deal.
    8 thoughts about the 75th Golden Globes

    8 thoughts about the 75th Golden Globes

    The former talk show host has been coy about running for president and has denied making a bid for the White House previously. Oz, another good pal of Oprah's , spoke to Inside Edition about the possibility of her running.

    Card Factory (CARD) Price Target Lowered to GBX 240 at Liberum Capital

    Shares of Card Factory ( LON:CARD ) traded down GBX 10.80 ($0.15) during trading hours on Thursday, hitting GBX 215 ($2.92). The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 233 ($2.86) per share, for a total transaction of £447.36 ($549.58).
  • Ozil could stay, Sanchez unlikely: Wenger

    Ozil could stay, Sanchez unlikely: Wenger

    And City are not concerned if this stance opens up a route for arch-rivals Manchester United , to step in. And because they want to replace me they have to spend 50 or 60 million. "But you know my answer.
    Klipsch speakers to soon get Alexa and Google Assistant support

    Klipsch speakers to soon get Alexa and Google Assistant support

    The technology was packed into a variety of smart home products, ranging from speakers and radios through to lamps and vacuum ... One major reason that smart speakers sold so well during the holiday is that the devices were deeply discounted.
    Novak Djokovic looks forward to try out new serves at Australian Open

    Novak Djokovic looks forward to try out new serves at Australian Open

    That left a raft of highly ranked players who will rummage around for first Grand Slam titles. If Federer is off his game just a little, Del Potro could pounce.