Trump’s African tantrum

The Africa Report - - POLITICS -

AHEAD OF HIS IN­AU­GU­RA­TION on 20 Jan­uary, United States (US) Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s tran­si­tion team filed a se­ries of ques­tions to the State De­part­ment. In a sign of a pol­icy shift from out­go­ing US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, who pri­ori­tised de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes on the con­ti­nent, Trump’s team pon­dered: ‘With so much cor­rup­tion in Africa, how much of our fund­ing is stolen? Why should we spend th­ese funds on Africa when we are suf­fer­ing here in the US?’ ac­cord­ing to leaked doc­u­ments ob­tained by The New York Times.

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