On the heels of Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration and refugees and a weekend filled with confusion and airport delays as travelers tried to make it back into the country, the head of the African Union has criticized the widely condemned ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, saying that it presents “one of the greatest challenges” for the continent.
The Independent reports that representatives of the African Union’s 53 member states met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a two-day summit, and the chief of its commission said the bloc was entering “very turbulent times” after Trump’s election.
“The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the trans-Atlantic slave trade has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries,” said Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. “What do we do about this? Indeed, this is one of the greatest challenges to our unity and solidarity.”