While some did not yield the required results, they showed the significance of why much needed reform is required in most African countries. With the use of state oppression and the complicit silence of other African leaders, Gnassingbe has refused to step down. The success of his administration could determine if other African countries would warm up to voting for people from other walks of life. Trumps travel banU.S. president Donald Trump’s muslim ban, an executive order banning citizens from countries thought to be purveyors of terrorism , earlier this year affected several African countries. Africans also begun to hope, especially francophone countries, that it would also signify the removal of shackles placed on African countries by the neo-colonialist policies of France –Francafrique– in Africa.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 02, 2018 10:30 UTC