Trump reverses ban on African elephant trophy imports to US

The Trump administration announced that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former president Barack Obama.

African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large sums paid for permits to hunt the animals could actually help them “by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation,” according to an agency statement.

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Trump: Egypt’s Sisi is ‘very important’ to US

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is “a very important element” to the United States in maintaining the region’s stability, the US President Donald Trump said yesterday.

“Egypt has already presented a great performance under the commandership of President El-Sisi,” Trump said during his meeting with Sisi on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France.

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How The Trump Administration Protested When Kenya Halted a Coal-Fired Power Plant

BY JUSTIN WORLAND
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JULY 2, 2019
When the Kenyan government had second thoughts about allowing the country’s first coal-fired power plant, the Trump Administration’s representative in the country protested.

U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter, a Trump appointee who previously served as a Republican state senator in Illinois, went on Twitter to argue in a string of tweets that coal is environmentally sound, that the plant would boost the country’s economy and that a critical analysis of the plant from a clean energy think tank amounted only to the work of “highly paid protestors.” Continue reading “How The Trump Administration Protested When Kenya Halted a Coal-Fired Power Plant”

Can Trump’s Prosper Africa make America greater than China and other partners in Africa?

By Landry Signé and Eric Olander

The official launch of the Trump Administration’s Prosper Africa program at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Mozambique on June 19 comes after months of policy talk about ramping up trade and investment between the United States and African countries. Prosper Africa aligns with the Trump administration’s Africa strategy, introduced by National Security Adviser John Bolton last December, which aims to promote prosperity, security, and stability in U.S.-Africa relations, and confirms the administration’s prioritization of trade and investment to reach those three objectives. Continue reading “Can Trump’s Prosper Africa make America greater than China and other partners in Africa?”

As Trump Moves to Label Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group,

By Skylar Lindsay May 2, 2019

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is pushing to designate Egypt-based Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

As the United States continues to support Egypt with an annual military aid package of $1.3 billion, the U.S. is also funding ongoing human rights violations by the Egyptian military and security forces. Continue reading “As Trump Moves to Label Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group,”

Ivanka Trump Announces $2 Million for Women in Ivory Coast Cocoa Industry

ADZOPE, IVORY COAST —
U.S. President Donald’s Trump’s daughter and senior White House advisor, Ivanka Trump, has announced a $2 million commitment to help women in Ivory Coast’s cocoa industry.

Speaking at Cayat, a cocoa cooperative in the town of Adzopé, Trump said Wednesday the $2 million, promised by USAID and private chocolate companies, would go toward savings associations, which are a popular way for businesswomen to gain capital in the West African country.

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In Ethiopia, Ivanka Trump spreads message of women’s empowerment

By Catherine Lucey | AP

Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women.

President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It was her first stop in Africa on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast on behalf of a White House project intended to boost 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. Continue reading “In Ethiopia, Ivanka Trump spreads message of women’s empowerment”

Ivanka Trump In Africa For Women’s Economic Summit

Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Sunday for a summit on African women’s economic inclusion and anka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Sunday for a summit on African women\’s economic inclusion and empowerment.

In addition to attending the summit, the daughter of the U.S. president, who is also an advisor to her father, will meet with female workers in the coffee industry, and tour a female-run textile facility.

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A New Paradigm for U.S.-African Relations – African Regional Capitalism

By Mekki Elmograbi

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Capitalism is quietly transforming Africa. Now it is time for international institutions – and Western perceptions – to catch up.

Private sector-led growth has shown impressive gains in South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, and Ivory Coast. In fact, these economies are rated among the best ten African countries for investors, according to Venture Africa Report 2019. Continue reading “A New Paradigm for U.S.-African Relations – African Regional Capitalism”

Political Handlers With Trump Ties Take Their Election Playbooks to Africa

By Dionne Searcey

ABUJA, Nigeria — When a Nigerian presidential candidate landed in the United States in January after years of being subject to a visa ban because of corruption allegations, he had a team of Western consultants and lobbyists to thank for the warm American welcome.

One of those who helped was Riva Levinson, who was mentored in the art of political consulting by Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Trump’s presidential campaign, sentenced this month to more than seven years in prison for a host of crimes. Continue reading “Political Handlers With Trump Ties Take Their Election Playbooks to Africa”