Trump plan to end U.S. Diversity Visa program will affect Africans

Trump plan to end U.S. Diversity Visa program will affect Africans

In the United States, President Donald Trump has announced his support for an immigration bill that would work on a point-based system that’s likely to limit applicants, including many Africans, who previously obtained visas under the U.S. Diversity Visa program. Called the RAISE Act, it “eliminates the outdated Diversity Visa…

UN: Guterres warns that sealing off refugees may backfire, fuel terrorism

New United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has reiterated the U.N. position on protecting refugees, joining the chorus of international voices concerned over President Donald Trump’s stance on those seeking help from the United States, and other countries with similar closed-border policies. “Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are finding more…

Massive Trump election protests sweep across American cities

Thousands of angry Americans took to the streets of New York City, Chicago and other major cities in demonstrations against the election of Republican candidate Donald J. Trump to the United States presidency. Protesters clustered at the Trump Tower building, in Columbus Circle and other high-profile Manhattan sites chanting “not…

Clinton v. Trump: Has Africa even come up in this debate?

“Has Africa even come up in this debate?” That’s what one person weighing in on social media wanted to know, and he wasn’t the only one to notice the absence of discussion about African nations and foreign policy during the final U.S. presidential debate. Watching in the wee hours, some…