AU still digesting Trump’s derogatory remarks on Africa

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African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has said the African Union is yet to digest sentiments which United States of America (USA) President Donald Trump issued recently when he described the continent in a manner not befitting a world leader.

ZANIS reports from Ethiopia that Mr. Mahamat made the remarks when he addressed the Foreign Affairs Ministers during the official opening of the 32nd session of the African Union Executive Council today.

President Donald Trump, during the late 2017, recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

Israeli President Mahmoud Abbas, among others warned that America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would jeopardise the White House’s nascent Middle East peace efforts.

And the African Union Commission Chairperson said there was need for African leaders to strengthen their financial independence in order to avoid dependency syndrome from the developed world.

Mr. Mahamat emphasised that financial independence among African countries is essential and therefore should not be viewed as irrational but a collective responsibility.

He said time has come for the continent to look ahead and focus on building its financial capacities through its abundant natural resources and other expertise.

“Africa is gradually positioning itself to begin financing its own economic growth and development”, he stated.

He urged the Foreign Affairs Ministers to do more if the continent is to realise its goal on boosting financial capacity.

Mr. Mahamat also recognised the new Foreign Affairs Ministers who among them include Zambia’s Joseph Malanji and welcomed them to the session.

Furthermore, the African Union Commission observed that collective responsibility from Africa and the whole world was required if the continent was to advance its economic development and address its many challenges such as terrorism.

Meanwhile, African Union Commission Under-Secretary General, Vera Songwe, who is also United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary observed that despite the inroads concerning the fight against corruption, the vice has continued to hurt many Africans.

Dr. Songwe however recognised some countries that have made progress towards addressing corruption.

This year’s 30th ordinary session of the African Union theme is dubbed, ‘winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.’

Other Zambian ministers who attended the African Union Executive Council today are of Mines and Minerals Development Christopher Yaluma and of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Susan Sikaneta was also in attendance while senior government officials were Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chalwe Lombe, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Vice President Stephen Mwansa and Anti-Corruption Commission Director General Kapetwa Phiri.

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15 COMMENTS

    • Still digesting? It’s so true Africa is one gigantic &^%$HOLE. The examples are just too numerous to list here. But there’s a perfect example, Zambia! Makes you think Trump uttered that word after looking at pictures of Zambia. It’s so hard not to agree with him.

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  1. So what are Sh1tholes of going to do except Botswana?

    You steal money from the poor and send to Europe and America, where you children go to enjoy themselves whilst your countries wallow in sh1t.

    You b4stards! Stop stealing and go to work. Trump was right, if anything he should have called Africa worse than that. Trump was actually nice to tone down and call Africa Sh1thole. I personally think it is worse than SH1THOLE!

    Get on with your job and get Africa going instead of complaining of calling Africa what it really is! 1diots!

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  2. Cholera outbreak ,Kulima tower stage ,Misisi ,Mtendere ,Kalingalinga ,Chibolya ,Chawama and garbage on streets ….ouch Zambia is a sh1thole

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  3. NEVER MIND AU- IT WILL TAKE FOREVER TO DIGEST DEROGATORY REMARKS BY TRUMP FOR AU. INDIVIDUALS WITHIN USA AND OUTSIDE USA HAVE ALREADY DIGESTED AND AIRED THEIR VIEWS OVER THE REMARKS WHILE A BUNCH OF MORE THAN 50 AFRICAN PRESIDENTS STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND THE REMARKS AND ARE STILL TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THEM WORD FOR WORD USING AN OXFORD DICTIONARY IN CONJUNCTION WITH GOOGLE DICTIONARY. IN SHORT, AFRICAN PRESIDENTS WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE REMARKS BECAUSE THE ENTIRE AFRICA IS A BEGGER AND MOSTLY THEY BEG FROM TRUMP HIMSELF.

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  4. What is so difficult to start adding value to the products that are in Africa .star now not tomorrow people what job,There is no secret to produce your own food and processing it, And stop blaming Dolnoled trump because he says as it is

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  5. You people in the comment section are really styoopid. A white supremacist insults all your mothers and fathers and you side with him. Had he insulted the leaders alone, that would be okay. Learn to not kiss up to anyone.

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