Remarks by Donald Trump at Lunch with African Leaders

U.S. President Donald J. Trump met on Wednesday afternoon with several African heads of state and government, at a working lunch hosted by himself and First Lady Melania Trump at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Here are the remarks Trump delivered to the group, as released by the White House press office. The Washington …

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West Africa prepares military action against Gambia’s Jammeh

Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, University of Nottingham In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The announcement followed reports that a Nigerian warship was deployed off the Gambian coast while a regional military …

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Africa Will Not Rise Absent Trade With Itself

By Daniel Knowles For an idea of how wealthy Africans want to think of their countries, flick through the adverts in one of the glossy pan-African magazines given away in the continent’s airport lounges. Banks are promoted with pictures of young glamorous Africans in smart suits strolling through glossy malls. New apartment blocks and golf …

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Côte d’Ivoire constitutional referendum sparks distrust

Peter Penar, Michigan State University In May 2016 Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara set up a committee of experts to propose a new constitution. This came after he had promised to reform the constitution during his 2015 presidential campaign. The existing 2000 constitution bars citizens who are not born to an Ivoirian mother and father …

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What’s needed to take Africa from Third to First World in 25 years

Sandile Swana, University of the Witwatersrand and Lumkile Mondi, University of the Witwatersrand One of the most hotly debated topics in development economics is: what does it take to steer a poor country from Third World to First World status? It is a debate of particular relevance in Africa, which is home to a large …

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