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African countries demand Trump apology

AFP  |  United Nations 

A group of "extremely appalled" African countries demanded today that US retract and apologise for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations.

After an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks, the group of African to the said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration toward and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour."

The group is "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the of the of America as widely reported by the media," a statement added, demanding a "retraction and an apology."

But they also thanked those Americans "from all walks of life who have condemned the remarks."

The resolution was passed unanimously after four hours of discussions.

"For once, we are all on the same page," an told AFP.

Trump's comments were allegedly made yesterday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.

After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, and El Salvador, the reportedly demanded to know why the should accept immigrants from "shithole countries," rather than -- for instance -- wealthy and overwhelmingly white

He tweeted a convoluted denial today in an attempt to quell outrage both at home and abroad.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 08:00 IST