African Union countries condemn Trump 'shithole' comment, demand apology

by Reuters
Friday, 12 January 2018 21:28 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - African Union countries expressed outrage and demanded an apology on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly called African nations "shithole" countries, the African Union Mission in Washington said in a statement.

"The African Union Mission condemns the comments in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only to the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe," it said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander)

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