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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Trump’s proposed aid cuts will affect health care in Africa

Alex Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Center As part of his proposed first budget, US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US aid to levels not seen since the 1970s and 1990s. This could have a devastating effect on health care in Africa. Alex Ezeh spoke to The Conversation Africa about Trump’s decision …

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Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump

John J Stremlau, University of the Witwatersrand Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will discuss Africa. But both major powers have extensive and often complementary interests that are of …

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An African humanist philosophy response to Donald Trump

Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian, University of Johannesburg US President Donald Trump is easily the most controversial person on Twitter. He thrives on the medium and has been exploiting it effectively. The tone of many of Trump’s tweets plus Twitter’s nature as a medium where anyone can talk back to everyone now begs the question: How does one …

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Africa has a long history of fake news

George Ogola, University of Central Lancashire US President Donald Trump’s election and his disdain for the mainstream media has been seen by some as the triumph of post-truth politics. Post-truth politics is a culture in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. Not only is …

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