Day: February 7, 2020

Trump, Kenyan leader Uhuru talk positive about US-Kenya trade deal

By Darlene Superville, Tom Odula and Cara Anna | Washington Post

President Donald Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sounded positive notes Thursday about a future trade deal between their countries. Trump said the first such agreement between the U.S. and a nation in sub-Saharan Africa “probably” would happen.

Kenyatta arrived at the White House on a rainy afternoon for his second meeting with Trump. Trump stepped out beneath an awning to greet Kenyatta and escort him to the Oval Office, where they were to discuss trade and other issues.

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Trump is turning Canada into a haven for the world’s best and brightest

Well-educated professionals from Nigeria are turning their eyes to Canada after the U.S. expanded its visa and travel bans

by Jason Markusoff

Nigerians have become central figures in the most heavily reported Canadian migration story in recent years, as the largest cohort streaming through Canada’s most controversial entry-point: the ditch at Roxham Road, in small-town Quebec, that became a magnet for asylum seekers.

More quietly, though, Nigerians are playing a significant role in this country’s overall immigration story: the numbers of people arriving through conventional channels—mainly as skilled workers—have spiked, nearly tripling since 2016.

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