Here’s What Trump Got Right In His Ridiculed Africa Speech During Working Lunch With African Leaders In New York

Written by Lily Kuo/ Quartz|

US President Donald Trump at a working lunch with African leaders during the UN General Assembly in New York (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

US president Donald Trump has demonstrated his indifference toward Africa in a number of ways over the past nine months. In July, he left in the middle of a G-20 session on African health and migration, tapping his daughter Ivanka to fill in for him. During a G-7 gathering in Italy in May, Trump removed his headphones when the president of Niger began delivering remarks in French.

This week, the president repeatedly mispronounced the name of the southern African country Namibia as “Nambia”, possibly conflating it with its neighbor Zambia, at a luncheon with African leaders at the United Nations. He also said Nigeria had faced a “horrifying” battle with Ebola. It hadn’t, but Liberia had.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.