Saturday, November 17, 2018

African Union: Donald Trump invited to next Session


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The African Union summit will take place from 28 to 29 January in Addis Ababa. African representatives at the UN want to have a special presence at this summit. Who other than US President Donald Trump? The latter received an invitation. African diplomats hope he will be supportive.

It’s all about getting a face-to-face meeting between Donald Trump and the African heads of state. The idea came from Jerry Matjila, South African ambassador, and spokesman for the representatives of African diplomats at the UN. The latter felt that it would be really useful for Donald Trump to address African leaders in person. It was during a meeting with the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Thursday.

The case of “Sh*Thole Nations”
This invitation would be linked to the case “S**thole nations”. It will be remembered that the President of the United States is accused of having insulted the African countries and Haiti. The continent’s leaders demanded an apology from Donald Trump before denouncing “scandalous, racist and xenophobic remarks.”

Ambassador Nikki Haley said she took note of the request, but she did not apologize for the presumed comments of the US president, as requested by the president of the African group. She noted, however, that Trump has always had “esteem” for Africa, and regretted the magnitude of the case.

At a meeting on immigration to the White House last week, Donald Trump had treated African countries and Haiti’s “S**thole nation”. A controversy ensued. The African Union, and several African countries have expressed their indignation.



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