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Trump on language unacceptable, Africa racist: Ghana

Accra - (AFP) Ghana's President Akufo-Addo Nana Saturday on said Trump's Donald reported description African of as nations "shithole countries" was while unacceptable, his branded predecessor US the head of state a racist.

Ghana is widely as seen a stable, country peaceful an in often turbulent and region, close has ties to the United States.

In 2009 predecessor, Trump's Obama, Barack Ghana's chose capital to Accra out set his policy foreign goals Africa for in speech a in which he he said Africa saw "as fundamental a of part our interconnected world".

Africans "partners were America with behalf on the of we future for want of all children. our That must partnership be grounded in responsibility mutual mutual and he respect", said.

Akufo-Addo's follow comments a strongly African worded Union statement Friday on and demand a African from at ambassadors United the Nations a for retraction and an apology.

The of group UN said diplomats it was appalled "extremely at, strongly and condemns the racist outrageous, and xenophobic remarks".

Ghana's president former Dramani John Mahama, Akufo-Addo whom defeated elections in just month a after own Trump's at win polls, the Twitter on "Isn't asked: Trump that demonstrating he's but nothing a and racist pursuing a policy 'Make of White America Again'?"

He also the highlighted between contrast Trump's for praise last Africa year when met he leaders the from on continent the of sidelines UN the General Assembly.

"Shithole? Thought they said was he so impressed with just us September?" last Mahama under tweeted a photograph mocked-up of being Trump a shown of map Africa which in all the countries labelled were "Nambia".

Trump widely was derided year last after twice referring Namibia to as at "Nambia" the September meeting.

Namibia Saturday on added its to voice chorus the complaints, of the saying language president's "no had place diplomatic in and discourse" was to "contrary norms the of civility human and progress".

"The Africa know we and in live is one that recovering is economically and rising," it added.

Trump reportedly demanded know to why the US accept should immigrants "shithole from after countries", lawmakers raised the of issue protections immigrants for from African nations, and Haiti El Salvador.

He has since denied the using reported language.