World leaders condemn attack on Trump

WORLD leaders have condemned Saturday’s shooting of former US President, Donald Trump, and the Republican presidential candidate for the 2024 election. US President Joe Biden, who is also seeking re-election as Trump, frowned at the shooting and warned that such character should not define the country. He said, “Everybody must condemn” the act as he awaited more information to formally declare the shooting an attempted assassination on his rival. “We cannot allow this to be happening,” Biden said, adding that “The idea that there’s violence in America like this is…

United States Charges 13 Russians With Interfering In 2016 Elections

Robert Mueller, United States special counsel, announced on Friday that he has criminally charged 13 Russians and three Russian entities for interfering in the 2016 US election to help Donald Trump. In a 37-page indictment by the federal grand jury in Washington DC, it is alleged that the Russians’ operations “included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton,” his Democratic opponent. The Russian operation following Trump’s victory promoted allegations of voter fraud by the Democratic party, which coincidentally around that time, Trump claimed…

No Apologies Needed! By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

When I first read reports of Donald Trump referring to El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries as “shithole countries” and asking why the United States continues to allow immigration from them, I was neither surprised nor felt that he may have misspoken. We are at that point in our public knowledge of this president and his preferences that his being a racial bigot should no longer elicit shock or be explained away as some momentary lapse that has nothing to do with who he is as a person. What I…

You Must Apologise To Africans, AU Tells Donald Trump

African Union ambassadors to the UN have demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa. Trump had at a meeting with American lawmakers described Africans and Haitians as people from ”shithole countries” The group of over 50 nations in a statement said: “the AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr Donald Trump, President of the United States of America. “The remarks dishonour the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity. “While expressing…