Tag: Donald Trump and Africa

Black Immigrants in the United States Have Been Targeted by Trump

BY RUTH ETIESIT SAMUEL | Teen Vogue

In the final presidential debate, in what felt like the midnight hour of an endless campaign, just six minutes and three seconds were allotted to a dialogue that shaped Donald Trump’s entire ascent to politics. Each debate felt like a perpetual will-they-or-won’t-they dance, waiting for the candidates to discuss it. Along with other immigrants and children of immigrants across the country, I listened to Trump lie about children being brought in “through cartels, through coyotes, and through gangs” and pat himself on the back for his policies, deflecting responsibility for the 545 children his administration separated from their parents at the border.

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Council for Ethiopian Diaspora Action, CEDA: PM Abiy Ahmed Response to Donald Trump on Bombing the DAM / GERD

NEWS PROVIDED BY Council for Ethiopian Diaspora Action, CEDA

WASHINGTON – In the light of the recent US brokered and historic deal, that sees the normalization of relations between the great nations of Sudan and Israel, we the Ethiopian people wish to share our optimism and support for further stability in the Horn of Africa region. During these talks, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam, GERD, was mentioned by President Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump Blocks Nigerian-American Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from being selected as WTO Director General

By Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg

The World Trade Organization’s effort to select a leader and chart a new course for the global trading system hit a roadblock Wednesday after the Trump administration vetoed a bid by front-runner Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is a U.S. citizen, to be the WTO’s next director-general.

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US elections | The African evangelicals praying for Trump to win

By Dickens Olewe | BBC News

Despite making pejorative remarks about Africa, US President Donald Trump has attracted a devout following among some Christians on the continent.

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Trump hates black people. Period !

By Stephen Ndegwa | CGTN

That U.S. President Donald Trump does not have an iota of respect for black people is not debatable. Trump has not even shied away from going on record about it, unofficially of course, openly expressing his utter disgust for Africans, both in Africa and the diaspora. 

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After November: Can US-Africa Ties Be Rebuilt?

By Jesse Samasuwo | Atlantic Sentinel

Donald Trump has never been to Africa. At least not as president. Not for six decades, since John F. Kennedy, has an American president even met with fewer African leaders than Trump. During JFK’s time, of course, most African states were still colonial territories. His attitude toward the continent appears to be mired in either indifference or outright hostility, as his “shithole countries” comment and repeated (but unsuccessful) efforts to cut foreign aid demonstrate.

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Trump Versus Biden | Who would Favor Africa?

By Emmanuel Onwubiko | The Nigerian Voice

Before the end of the year, it will become clearer who between the Republican Party and Democratic Party of the United States of America will occupy the White House for another four years. For a fact whoever occupies the White House becomes the leader of the free world and indeed the policies espoused by such a person significantly affects the human populace globally with Nigeria and Africa not being an exception.

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What we have to lose with Trump: Honor for Africa and the diaspora

By Travis L. Adkins | The Grio

Four years ago, Donald Trump asked Black voters, “What do you have to lose?” As a foreign policy professional with a focus on Africa and its diaspora, it is clear that we have lost much. The defining elements of President Trump’s foreign policy posture toward Africa, its diaspora and other communities of color have mirrored his domestic posture. Trump failed to engage them in positive and constructive ways and consistently called into question the intelligence, legitimacy, worthiness of millions of people at home and abroad. 

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African Immigrants Are Being Deported At High Rates

by Ann Brown| Moguldom

Under the Trump administration, African and other Black immigrants have been deported at higher rates than other immigrants, and no one is paying much attention. In 2015, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported 1,293 African immigrants, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security. Since the 2016 election, raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Black immigrant communities has revved up. That number has since gone up.

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Trump Allies in Americas Block Africans’ Path to US Asylum

By The Associated Press

President Donald Trump isn’t the only world leader making it virtually impossible for many Africans to get asylum in the United States. He’s getting plenty of help from allies in the Americas. Ecuador is closing its doors as one of the few countries in North and South America to welcome African visitors, depriving them of a starting point for their dangerous journeys north by land.

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