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John Mahama challenges AU to make a proposal over Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’



                                                        Ex-President John Mahama

By: Raphael Apetorgbor- Daily Express

The immediate past president of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama is asking the Africa Union to openly state its true position about the decision by the United States of America (USA), President, Donald Trump’s measures against refugees and travellers from several Muslim –majority countries.

The Ex-president in a tweet on Tuesday also expressed his disapproval about the decision to ban Muslim travellers to the USA.

“The @POTUS travel ban is regrettable. The ongoing AU summit must address this development, Ex- president John Mahama tweeter account stated.

The tweet from Ex- president John Mahama was his views after US, president; Donald Trump last Friday signed an executive order that will curb immigration and the entry of refugees from some Muslim-majority countries to the United States.

According to Trump, he wants the US to give priority to Syrian Christians fleeing the civil war in their country.

The bans, though temporary, took effect last Friday after Trump had signed it which is causing havoc and confusion for would-be travelers with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Many world leaders have criticized his decision, describing the order as being divisive, illegal, insulting and discriminatory. Britain Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson described the ban as “divisive and wrong,” while London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the move was “shameful and cruel.”

Ex- President John Mahama further in a tweet congratulated Ghanaian, Ambassador Kwasi Quartey on his election as Vice Chairman of the AU.

Guinean President, Alpha Conde, is the newly appointed chairperson of the African Union (AU). The new leaders of the African Union (AU) take over from the previous administration headed by Chad president, Idriss Deby, whose term of office has expired.


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