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Africa:Condemnations for Trump's 'Shithole' Remark on Africa

[Premium Times] The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, sparred on Saturday with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over which African leader's conduct informed a series of disparaging comments that U.S. President Donald Trump has hurled on black countries. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:We Do Not Appreciate Trump's Comments - Ashipala-Musavyi

[Namibian] INTERNATIONAL relations permanent secretary Selma Ashipala-Musavyi said yesterday that Namibia did not appreciate the disparaging remarks of US president Donald Trump in which he is reported to have referred to African states as "sh*thole countries". (AllAfrica)

Africa:'Shithole Countries' - Africans Outraged, Say Trump's Remark Xenophobic, Outrageous, Racist

[Vanguard] Africans have reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many accusing the US president of racism and ignorance. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States

[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerians in Diaspora Comdemn Trump's 'Vulgar, Insensitive, Racist Language '

[Vanguard] The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) has expressed outrage at what it called "the vulgar, insensitive and racist language" about Africans and other immigrants allegedly made by U.S. President Donald Trump. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Can Ramaphosa Revitalise South Africa's Foreign Policy?

[ISS] Many South Africans are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa will inject badly needed energy, integrity and economic savvy into the country's lacklustre and sometimes corrupt and ideologically clouded policies - domestic and foreign. (AllAfrica)

Africa:China Steps Into Soft Power Vacuum As the U.S. Retreats Under Trump

[The Conversation Africa] Soft power is the ability of a country to shape other countries' views, attitudes, perceptions and actions without force or coercion. Its importance has been acknowledged for centuries, though the term was only coined by American political scientist and author Joseph Nye in the late 1980s. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Donald Trump Pisses off Africa Once Again

[allAfrica] U.S. President Donald Trump has done it again, calling African nations "shithole countries". Trump said this on Thursday as he was rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal, according to Associated Press. He questioned why people from countries like Norway shouldn't be given entry instead of people from "shithole countries" in Africa and Haiti. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Botswana Condemns Remarks Made by President Trump

[Government of Botswana] The Ministry of International Affairs & Cooperation wishes to inform the public and the international community that the Government of Botswana, today summoned the US Ambassador to Botswana to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the US, Donald Trump, when he referred to African countries and others as "shithole countries" during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Thursday 11 January 2018. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Scraps Travel Advisory Against Kenya

[Nation] The US State Department announced on Wednesday that it is scrapping its travel warnings for specific countries, instead launching a four-level "travel advisory programme." (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC, DA Take Dim View of Trumps 'Shithole' Comment

[News24Wire] South African politicians have taken a dim view of US President Donald Trump's description of Africa as a "shithole". (AllAfrica)

Africa:We Are Not 'Shithole' Countries, Africans Tell Trump

[Nairobi News] Incensed Kenyans joined fellow Africans who have camped on social media to tell off US president Donald Trump who reportedly used an obscenity to describe the continent. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Gambia Lauds U.S. for Re-Entry to MCC

[Foroyaa] The Gambia's Attorney General and Minister of Justice has hailed the United States Government for re-admitting the Gambia into Millennium Challenge Corporation, following an 11 year suspension amid excessive human rights abuses. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Malawi to Hold U.S.Diaspora Conference in September 2018

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Malawi Embassy in Washington D.C. in the United States of America (USA) is scheduled to hold 2018 Malawi Diaspora Conference in USA in September 2018. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Somalis Abused by U.S. Immigration Await Possible Deportation

[American Civil Liberties Union] Rahim Mohamed's daughter was born in October, but the 32-year old father, who has been detained in immigration custody since April, has not seen or held her. If Immigration and Customs Enforcement has its way, he won't get that chance. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Local Comedian Loyiso Madinga Joins Daily Show Team

[News24Wire] Comedy Central announced on Thursday that Trevor Noah has selected Loyiso Madinga to helm topical segments for the African broadcast of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah . (AllAfrica)

Malawi:U.S. Rebuffs Malawi On Second Compact of Millennium Challenge Corporation

[Nyasa Times] The United State's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has decided to not re-select Malawi for another compact program support despite with following some poor scores on a scorecard, including controlling corruption. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Al Shabaab Deputy Chief in U.S. List of Global Terrorists

[East African] The US has added jihadist Al-Shabaab's deputy leader to its list of global terrorists. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:OPIC Executive Vice President Travels to Ghana

[State Department] Accra -Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Executive Vice President David Bohigian today joined Appolonia City Chief Executive Officer Bright Owusu-Amofah and GHL Bank Chief Executive Officer Dominic Adu for a commencement ceremony at Appolonia City, a new city development near the capital, as construction starts on low- and middle-income homes supported by mortgages from GHL Bank, an OPIC client. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Ambassador Haley on the Deaths of Peaceful Demonstrators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Morocco:5th Morocco-Quebec Joint Parliamentary Committee Opens in Rabat

[MAP] Rabat -The 5th session of Morocco-Quebec joint parliamentary committee opened, Tuesday in Rabat, under the chairmanship of speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, and president of Quebec National Assembly, Jacques Chagnon. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Now Is the Time to Invest, Say U.S. Analysts

[allAfrica] Readers of a prestigious American business publication have been told that now is the time to re-engage with Zimbabwe if investors want to get in on the ground floor ahead of a resurge in the economy. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Court Drops Subversion Case Against American

[VOA] Harare -A court in Zimbabwe set aside charges against a U.S. citizen accusing her of subversion and undermining the authority of former President Robert Mugabe. The court acted after prosecutors failed to provide her a trial date. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:U.S. Lobbyists in Hot Water Over Work for Namibia

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has found herself in U.S. news headlines over alleged failure by an American law and lobbying firm to declare to the U.S. Justice Department that it did work to lobby the USA to do trade with the Namibian government. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Martha O'Donovan's Case in Zimbabwe

[Covington and Burling] Washington, DC -Background (AllAfrica)

Swaziland:U.S. Restores Swazi Trade Benefits

[Swazi Media] The United States has restored trade benefits for Swaziland that were withdrawn because of human rights violations, but there is still more work to be done. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:To Disavow the Strongman in U.S.

[Addis Fortune] Citizens are the reflections of their leaders. And the latter's success is not only measured by outputs but also the country's condition during one's tenure in office. The leader's legacy instead tests the ability to create other leaders as capable successors. True leaders make their associates feel emboldened and powerful, not diminished and powerless. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Trump Under Fire for Blaming AIDS On Nigerians

[CAJ News] Abuja -UNITED States President, Donald Trump, has come under criticism for alleging Nigerians were to blame for the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in his country. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Carter Center Wants Electoral Laws Reviewed

[New Dawn] The observer mission of Atlanta based US group Carter Center is recommending to national government to carry out proper revision of electoral legislation that will help in addressing election gaps here. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:U.S. Intensify Airstrikes in Somalia to Weed Out Al Shabaab

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The United States has intensified airstrikes in Somalia, killing at least 30 Al Shabaab terrorists since last week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Boko Haram - Saraki Lauds U.S. Over Sale of Fighter Jets to Nigeria

[Vanguard] President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the United States government for its support on Nigeria's bid to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east zone through the approval of the sale of A29 Super Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Force. (AllAfrica)