The African Union is unhappy with the U.S. travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. The ban affects three Africa countries namely, Somalia, Libya and Sudan.
The African Union Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told African leaders gathered in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia that the executive order from US President, Donald Trump heralds “turbulent times” for the continent.
The executive order by President Trump halted travel by people with passports from the three African countries and four other Middle East nations for 90 days. The order also halted refugee resettlement for 120 days.
Dlamini-Zuma in her speech said “We are entering very turbulent times. The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries”
She quizzed that “What do we do about this? Indeed, this is one of the greatest challenges to our unity and solidarity,”
The African Union will be choosing a new leader for the commission on Monday.