Trump to develop zero tolerance for corrupt African leaders

Members and leaders of the African Union
Members and leaders of the African Union

Except for Egypt’s Abdul Fattah Al- Sisi and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, US President Donald J. Trump largely dismisses several corrupt African administrations.

Since taking office as the 45th president of the United States, Trump has given no credence to Africa, a continent of 54 nations.

Unlike his predecessors, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama who developed bold development initiatives targeted at Africa, President Trump is focused on combating and eliminating terrorism, and shaping America’s interest with his “America First” doctrine.

Per an inside source, the Trump administration is eliminating half of US international aid, a substantial amount of which targeted African nations for humanitarian assistance and development purposes.

Analysts say the 45th  US president has shown no interest in Africa nor is his vice president Mike Pence, or any of the president’s closest White House advisors.

The same official indicated that the Trump administration will be willing to help determined African nations recover stolen wealth from the continent deposited in western nations by their leaders.

Some top US law firms are expressing strong interest in working with any project that will track stolen wealth from all parts of Africa for the benefits of the suffering people of the continent.

A top diplomatic official say why should the Trump administration identify with Africa where several heads of state have and continue to run corrupt schemes along with their families and friends while their respective nations and people suffer.

The official maintains that perhaps the most assistance the current US administration would give to  developing nations will be to end excessive corruption and restore law and order.

Several political analysts say Equatorial Guinea was setting a bad precedent of harboring rogue and corrupt personalities from other African nations.  There are possible actions underway to prevent thieves and others from taking up sanctuary in Equatorial Guinea.

Source: Global Afrique

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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.