AFRICA/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just had a meeting with top representatives from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to help solve their long running dispute on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, one of the largest in the world, currently being built. The meeting went well and discussions will continue during the day! https://t.co/MsWuEBgZxK”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November […]

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AFRICA/IVANKA: “RT @IvankaTrump: Wonderful and productive visit to Côte d’Ivoire! #WGDP! ?: https://t.co/zzEsYYOyUp” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 20, 2019 12:52 pm […]

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AFRICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Uganda must find the kidnappers of the American Tourist and guide before people will feel safe in going there. Bring them to justice openly and quickly!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 8, 2019 7:22 am […]

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AFRICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Pleased to report that the American tourist and tour guide that were abducted in Uganda have been released. God bless them and their families!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 7, 2019 2:50 pm […]

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AFRICA/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is facing mounting pressure from lawmakers, human rights activists and civil rights lawyers to extend deportation protections for thousands of Liberians who may become undocumented immigrants within a week. President Donald Trump announced in March 2018 that hundreds of Liberians who had been legally living and working in the […]

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AFRICA/CHINA/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/UN: “National security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Donald Trump’s Africa strategy on Thursday [12-13-18], outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia’s expanding influence across the region, while also making sure US taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly with a reduction in US involvement in United […]

Read More… from 12/13/2018


AFRICA/HUMAN RIGHTS/LOBBYING/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On a July evening, Trump administration officials and allies, including the president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, gathered with investors atop the Hay-Adams hotel overlooking the White House for a cocktail reception featuring a short presentation by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s special envoy to the United States. An invitation […]

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AFRICA/NOMINATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/UN: “President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa. The White House announced the nomination of native South African Lana Marks late Wednesday [11-14-18]. Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is now the CEO of […]

Read More… from 11/15/2018


AFRICA/MILITARY/PROTESTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Nigerian Army, part of a military criticized for rampant human rights abuses, on Friday [11-2-18] used the words of President Trump to justify its fatal shootings of rock-throwing protesters. Soldiers fired this Monday on a march of about 1,000 Islamic Shiite activists who had blocked traffic on the outskirts of the […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA: “In the end the most viral moment of Melania Trump’s five-day, four-country solo trip, which came to a close Sunday [10-7-18] when she stepped off the plane at Joint Base Andrews, had to do with clothes, as it so often does. To be specific: her irritation with everyone’s interest in her attire. It happened […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA: “Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance. It didn’t take long for the typically reserved U.S. first lady to dive […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA: “A half a world away from the spectacle of Washington, Melania Trump still managed to create one of her own during a Kenyan safari on Friday [10-5-18], riding out into the grassland wearing a crisp white pith helmet — a common symbol of European colonial rule. It may not have been the most glaring […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA: “U.S. first lady Melania Trump read to children at an orphanage, fed a baby elephant, and went on a short safari on Friday [10-5-18] in Kenya, the third country on her nearly week-long Africa tour. Trump, who has also visited Ghana and Malawi, kicked off her day with a stop at an elephant orphanage, […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA: “RT @Scavino45: ?Happening Now | 2:08amE; Our great @FLOTUS, Melania Trump…visiting a Kenyan elephant orphanage…https://t.co/rW2cWXaswf“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 5, 2018 6:25 am […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA: “U.S. First Lady Melania Trump brought soccer balls and books to a school in Malawi on Thursday to highlight a USAID scheme to support African schools, on the second stop of her four-nation tour of the continent. President Donald Trump has sought to roll back the U.S. foreign aid budget, a move that has […]

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AFRICA/EDUCATION/MELANIA/STATE: “Melania Trump spent Thursday [10-4-18] in southern Africa promoting the work of a U.S. international development agency whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by nearly a third. Lawmakers essentially ignored those requests. Mrs. Trump toured classrooms at Lilongwe’s Chipala Primary School, which gets textbooks and other education assistance from the U.S. […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. First Lady Melania Trump laid a wreath at a 17th-century slave fortress in Ghana on Wednesday [10-3-18], vowing never to forget where Africans were held before being shipped away into further hardship, most across the Atlantic. Ghana is the jumping-off point for her first major solo international trip for Melania as […]

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AFRICA/MELANIA: “The Latest on Melania Trump’s trip to Africa (all times local): 6:20 p.m. First lady Melania Trump has departed from Washington on her first big international trip without the president. Mrs. Trump left early Monday [10-1-8] evening on a seven-day trip that will take her to the African nations of Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and […]

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AFRICA/IMMIGRATION/SPAIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Trump recommended building a wall across the Sahara to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, Spain’s foreign minister says. Josep Borrell, also a former President of the European Parliament, disagreed with the strategy. The comments came during a visit Mr Borrell made to the US at the end of June. Mr Trump’s pledge […]

Read More… from 9/19/2018


AFRICA/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There is a group of people in Africa President Donald Trump is seriously concerned about. That group of people is white farmers in South Africa. This is the first time as President that Trump tweeted his concern about Africa — Twitter is our window into his brain, remember — and it was […]

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AFRICA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Like so many of President Trump’s late-night tweets, this one was inspired by a segment on his favorite cable channel, Fox News. But when Mr. Trump announced Wednesday [8-22-18] night that he was directing his secretary of state to scrutinize what he said was the targeting of white farmers for land seizures […]

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AFRICA/AGRICULTURE/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.’ @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 22, 2018 9:28 pm […]

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AFRICA/AGRIVULTURE/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have asked Secretary of State @MikePompeo4USA to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.’ @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 22, 2018 9:18 pm […]

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AFRICA/FOREIGN AFFAIRS/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The foreign ministers of the BRICS emerging economies have criticized what they call a ‘new wave of protectionism,’ a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tough trade negotiations with key economic partners. The envoys from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa referred to ‘unilateral measures that are incompatible with’ […]

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AFRICA/CHINA/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Tensions between the United States and China flared on two military fronts as Washington accused the Chinese of harassing American pilots flying over the African nation of Djibouti and warned of consequences to the deployment of missiles on artificial islands China has built in disputed waters in the South China Sea. The […]

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AFRICA/CHINA/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Chinese military personnel are targeting American flight crews in the skies over the east African nation of Djibouti using a high-powered laser in what amounts to a new show of Chinese harassment of the U.S. military at a time of heightened tensions between the nations, according to Pentagon officials. The incidents bolster […]

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AFRICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Yesterday, it was my great honor to welcome President @MBuhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the @WhiteHouse!???? https://t.co/ApOC3CUSjV“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 1, 2018 10:23 am […]

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AFRICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump welcomed the first leader from sub-Saharan Africa to the White House on Monday [4-30-18] nearly 15 months into his term. The discussions with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari centered around security challenges, including the nearly decade-long insurgency by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast. But the meeting’s tricky subtext was […]

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AFRICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In January, when word got out that President Trump had disparaged African nations in vulgar terms during an Oval Office rant about immigration policy, his remarks were met with alarm and outrage by leaders and others on the continent. But on Monday [4-30-18] at the White House, both Mr. Trump and President […]

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AFRICA/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former President Barack Obama will deliver a high-profile address in July marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth as he continues to shape his post-White House platform. Like all of Obama’s public appearances since leaving the White House, the lecture in Johannesburg isn’t likely to raise his successor, President Donald Trump, […]

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AFRICA/TRAVEL BAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump lifted a U.S. travel ban on citizens from Chad on Tuesday [4-10-18] after a six-month U.S. government review found improvements in the African country’s security standards, the White House said. The Trump administration added Chad to a revamped travel ban list in September after it said the Chadian […]

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AFRICA/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said Tuesday [3-27-2018] that several thousand Liberians who have been living in the United States under a temporary immigrant status will have one year to return to their country or they will face deportation. The president said in a memo to the secretary of state that he was formally ending […]

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AFRICA/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family. A review by The Associated Press of the backgrounds and […]

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AFRICA/REX TILLERSON/STATE: “U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will cut short his first Africa tour and return to the U.S. a day earlier than planned, amid two major policy announcements by President Donald Trump —both with foreign- affairs implications. ‘Due to pressing demands in the U.S., Secretary Tillerson will return tonight (Monday) [3-12-18] after concluding […]

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AFRICA/FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/SECRETARY OF STATE: “US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will resume his normal schedule on Sunday [3-11-18] after canceling his Saturday schedule of events due to illness. Tillerson arrived in Nairobi on Friday as part of a five-nation tour of Africa that includes Ethiopia, Chad, Nigeria and Djibouti. ‘The Secretary is feeling better […]

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AFRICA/RACISM: “Do you think the 14 African nations that are banning West Africans from coming into their nations are racist?”  – 11/22/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/22/2014 […]

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AFRICA/DISEASES/MILITARY/OBAMA: “Obama will quarantine all soldiers returning from Africa for 21 days. But he still allows all who contract Ebola into country? Hypocrite.”  – 10/29/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/29/2014 […]

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AFRICA/DISEASES/OBAMA: “Do you believe Obama just said that America would be ‘less safe’ with a travel ban from West Africa.This is the thinking of a total mad man!”  – 10/19/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/19/2014 […]

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AFRICA/DISEASES: “14 African nations have totally banned West Africans from entering their nations. Likewise many other nations. But the U.S. = ‘COME ON IN’ “  – 10/17/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/17/2014 […]

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AFRICA/DISEASES: “The CDC chief just said Ebola is spreading faster than Aids. Marines are preparing for a pandemic drill. Stop all flights from West Africa!”  – 10/9/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/9/2014 […]

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AFRICA/ISRAEL/OBAMA: “President Obama, I have an idea! Pretend that West Africa is Israel and then you will be able to stop the Ebola area flights.”  – 10/4/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/4/2014 […]

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