ANC Condemns Trumps Africa, Haiti Comments

Publisher:
SABC
Publication Date:
16 January 2018
Tags:
South Africa, External Relations, United States, Canada and Africa

The ANC has hit out at the US President Donald Trump for his remarks that some Countries in Africa and Haiti are to put it mildly - trash countries. The ANC has described the comments as unacceptable. Speaking from East London ANC Deputy Secretary General Jesse Duarte says while African countries face difficulties the US also faces difficulties and the Trump's remarks are offensive. At the same time, the Botswana Government has summoned the United States Ambassador to that country to express its displeasure at Trump comments. Botswana is expected to host a Congressional delegation from the USA at the end of January. It is demanding to know if Trump believes Botswana - which has welcomed US citizens is also included in his remarks. The government of Botswana says it puzzled why President Trump used derogatory terms to refer to countries that have had cordial relations with the USA for so many years. Botswana has further called on SADC, AU and other countries to condemn the remarks.


InFocus

Trump Insult Will Not Harm South African Relations - U.S. Embassy

U.S. embassy officials in Pretoria have said that deragatory comments made by U.S. President Trump against Haiti and African migrants would not affect diplomatic relations. This ... Read more »

Follow AllAfrica

  • Become a Facebook fan
  • Follow AllAfrica on Twitter
  • Read AllAfrica on Newsstand
  • Read AllAfrica on Linkedin
  • Sign up for free newsletters
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds
Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.