Botswana chides Trump for derogatory claims against Africa

Botswana chides Trump for derogatory claims against Africa
Published: 12 January 2018 (755 Views)
The Botswana government has issued a statement criticising USA president Donald Trump for calling Africa 'shithole countries' due to excessive immigration from the block.

Trump is reported to have made these claims against Africa, El Salvador and Haiti during a meeting with congress members.

South Africa's opposition DA has also expressed their displeasure, Zimbabwe and other SADC countries are yet to make a statement.

"The Ministry of International Affairs and 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 join Thursday 11 January 2018," said Botswana government in a statement.

Botswana says it hosts many American's and views Trump's claims as 'irresponsible, reprehensive and racist.

The Southern African country has called other SADC members to condemn the remarks made by President Trump.

President Trump's claims are set to cause hostility in the international community and further worsen USA's relations with African countries.



- Takudzwa Chiwara

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zanu-PF OKs Mnangagwa as its 2023 candidate

by AP | 15 December 2018 | 110 Views

ZANU PF to ammend constitution

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 202 Views

China tells Zimbabwe 'Don't blame us, sort your own house'

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 295 Views

MDC Alliance losing Cllr jailed

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 151 Views

Mnangagwa donates 1 000 goats to schools

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 142 Views

PHOTOS: Bomb found at ZBC studios

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 134 Views

PHOTOS: MDC gala dinner held in Harare

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 127 Views

Kalawa Homecoming in disappointing line-up

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 103 Views

Mnangagwa's Important Speech

by Tom Nkala | 15 December 2018 | 122 Views

Mutsvangwa, Mangwana in messy fight with Energy Mutodi?

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 246 Views

Harare City Council owes $ 792 million

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 136 Views

Police crush teachers' protest demo

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 189 Views

Mnangagwa re-introduces Green Bombers

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 206 Views

Mnangagwa exposes Muchinguri-Kashiri lie

by newzimbabwe | 15 December 2018 | 233 Views

Zimbabwe doctors using condoms as medical gloves?

by ZimLive | 15 December 2018 | 163 Views

Mutsvangwa; Mangwana in messy fight with Energy Mutodi?

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 176 Views

Panic as Air Zimbabwe leaves passenger bags in South Africa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 193 Views

Chamisa's MDC can go hang, says VP Chiwenga

by Staf reporter | 15 December 2018 | 181 Views

Government assures murdered lawyer's family of justice

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 148 Views

StanChart sued over $78000 unauthorised withdrawal

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 146 Views

Sex vendor in court for 'theft' from client

by Staf reporter | 15 December 2018 | 140 Views

'Zimbabwe must remain a unitary state'

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 117 Views

$1,5bn stabilisation deal for Zimbabawe

by Staf reporter | 15 December 2018 | 156 Views

Minister slams fake Facebook account impostor

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 133 Views

Mnangagwa to release Motlanthe report next week

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 125 Views

Chamisa clause, a view from the other side!

by Farai Muvuti | 15 December 2018 | 173 Views

Mudzuri snubs Chamisa

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 136 Views

Mnangagwa warns Zanu-PF against complacency

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 122 Views

Mohadi's health deteriorates

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 136 Views

Mukanya will retire when he dies

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 111 Views

Chamisa must wake up from GNU reverie

by Ediitorial - zimpapers | 15 December 2018 | 158 Views

Health hazard looms as hospital Registrars down tools.

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 December 2018 | 87 Views

'Zanu-PF has no agenda for a GNU'

by Emmerson Mnangagwa | 15 December 2018 | 182 Views

Second drowned Government official's body recovered

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 93 Views

Ex-lover drags cop to court over upkeep

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 71 Views

Mnangagwa to serve his two terms, says Chiwenga

by Staf reporter | 15 December 2018 | 73 Views

Zimbabwe security sector reform back on the agenda

by Staff reporter | 15 December 2018 | 76 Views