African Union head says Trump’s ‘s***hole’ comment is ‘in the past’ during Tillerson visit

President Donald Trump’s alleged comment last month that 54 African nations and others were “s***hole countries” is “in the past” according to the African Union.

The chair of the group Moussa Faki said he had received a letter from Mr Trump and said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s current five-country “listening tour” on the continent reaffirmed the US commitment.

The pair met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and discussed a number of issues including trade, counter-terrorism efforts, Chinese investment, and development.

Just last month Mr Faki had written in a statement that the AU “condemns the comments in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only the Africans but to all people of African descent around the…

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