Bill Gates warns Trump Against Damaging US Relations with Africa
- January 26, 2018
Bill Gates, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft and one of the world’s richest men has cautioned the U.S. president Donald John Trump against damaging the country’s relations with Africa.
Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, Gates said the U.S. could lose Africa to China if Trump abandons Africa and soldiers on religiously with his America First position.
Sino-Africa relations continue to grow with increased Chinese investment across the continent. African leaders have also travelled to Beijing in furtherance of bilateral ties with the Asian giant.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues its investments across the continent especially in the area of supporting healthcare initiatives and the fight against malaria – treatment and the development of vaccines.
President Trump’s African policy remains elusive to most political watchers a years since he took office. Trump’s planned cut on the US contribution to global health budget by over $2 billion is seen as a move that will negatively affect the continent and other developing nations. His most recent ‘clash’ with the continent is in relation to a report that he made denigrating comments about Africa and Haiti.