African Union: ''Trump must apologize for calling Africans shitholes''

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE (D-Ill.), one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting, insisted Trump had used "hateful" language in the meeting, and said press reports quoting Trump as using the term "shithole" were accurate.

"I don't think this will just blow over", said Peter Lewis, director of African Studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

African nations have reacted angrily after Donald Trump reportedly referred to them as "s***hole countries", with many accusing the U.S. president of racism and ignorance.

The government of Rwanda says it regrets to have heard what it calls "painful comments" from US President Donald Trump targeting some African countries. After an emergency meeting today at UN, Africa group says it "is extremely appalled at...outrageous and xenophobic remarks" attributed to Trump and "demands a retraction and an apology".

The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks on Friday, while a statement from ambassadors of all countries from the continent at the United Nations demanded a retraction and apology.

And that "Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", said AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo. Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

Many of those troops are based at a USA base in the East African country of Djibouti.

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Several African leaders, ambassadors and different dignitaries have expressed shock and pain following President Trump's comments.

It said the "remarks dishonour the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity".

Trump criticised immigration to his country from El Salvador, Haiti and the African continent, by calling the group "shithole countries".

Mr Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, the USA should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway.

"Ours is not a shithole country, neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", said Duarte.

The US Embassy in Accra, Ghana also took to twitter to reaffirm America's reverence for Africans.

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