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Nigeria, Africa's Largest Nation, Backs Trump Despite Black Lives Matter Hostility

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2020
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When President Donald Trump wanted to stop immigrants coming to the U.S. from "s***hole countries," as he reportedly described them, he imposed a travel ban on countries including Nigeria, the most populous Black nation in the world.

The African Union made up of 55 nations said the remarks were "clearly racist." The restrictions, arriving just before COVID-19 took the world's attention, were widely criticized. It followed a concerted campaign to limit Nigerian entry into the U.S., with visa price-hikes and bans.

Despite Trump's strong line against Africa, and anti-Black Lives...

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