Written by Lily Kuo/ Quartz|
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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