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African Union demands retraction from Trump over racist remarks

Following emergency meetings the African Union missions to the US and the United Nations having issued statements expressing their outrage at the US president, Donald Trump describing African and Central American nations as "shitholes countries", and demanded an apology and retraction. 

The African Group of Ambassadors to the UN said it was "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks". 

The group also expressed concern at the "continuing and growing trend from the US administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour."

The African Union mission, in a similar statement, said it "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 globe."