AU Commission shock over Trump’s remarks



    AU Commission : Moussa Faki Mahmat

    The Africa Union Commission has expressed deep shock by US President Trump’s current touch upon immigrants from Africa and Haiti.

    Dr Moussa Faki Mahmat , the African Union Commission chairman, on Thursday mentioned: “We were deeply shocked by the messages of contempt, hatred, desires for marginalisation and exclusion from Africa.”

    “At the moment when your meeting is being held, Africa has not finished digesting the statements of the President of the United States,” Dr Mahmat mentioned on the opening the 27th ministerial conferences of the AU in Addis Ababa.

    Dr Mahmat went on: “Such statements, in the wake of others on Jerusalem and the reduction of contributions to the peacekeeping budget on a global scale, indicate that multilateralism is in serious crisis. The continent cannot be silent on this subject.”

    President Trump has denied describing Haiti and Africa as ‘shithole countries’, on the White House assembly a few week in the past. The assembly targeted on immigrants getting into the US.

    “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” the US president twitted on January 12.

    President Trump has since been the topic of criticism from Africa and the remainder of the world.

    A senator who attended the assembly instructed journalists that President Trump mentioned: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

    “We should bring in more people from places like Norway,” he added, based on US media stories.

    Source: Africareview