Day: February 8, 2020

Donald Trump Welcomes Uhuru Kenyatta To White House

WELCOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE: President Trump greet…:

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Trump’s latest “visa ban” poses a threat—and an opportunity—to Nigeria’s tech ecosystem

Yomi Kazeem
Quartz

As part of new visa restrictions by the Trump administration, the US will no longer issue immigrant visas to Nigerian applicants.

While Nigeria is not the only country affected by the “ban” (Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar will also face similar restrictions while Tanzania and Sudan have been excluded from the United States’ popular visa lottery scheme), it is, by far, the most high profile country affected by what the Trump administration describes as a penalty for unsatisfactory security and information sharing standards.

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Egyptian American Sarah Gad seeking Democratic nomination for Congress in 1st District

Egyptian American University of Chicago Law student Sarah Gad says her own personal experiences from seven years ago involving drug addiction has motivated her to understand the challenges facing many Illinois residents and to support pro bono legal work for those in need. Gad was seriously injured in an auto accident and became addicted to opioids to overcome the pain. That addiction led to her being incarcerated and influencing her to focus on changing a system to help those in need.

By Ray Hanania

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Trump trashes Nigeria and bans its immigrants. Nigerians love him for it.

Tough talk, candor and resilience are admired in my country. The president is perceived to have these traits.

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani . The Washington Post

President Trump doesn’t want Africans flooding into his country. But let’s be honest. Who really does? Certainly not any other world leader of this era. Trump just happens to be the one bold or uncaring enough to say the quiet part out loud. He’s the rare white politician sparing us the trouble of deciphering what he might think. And Nigerians love him for it.

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