- Title: Mixed reactions in Africa as U.S. elects Trump as 45th president
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: LAGOS, NIGERIA (NOVEMBER 9, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF VEHICLES DRIVING PAST PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAGOS RESIDENT, GANIU OLUKANGA, SAYING: "It's a major shocker to the entire world because America is like a bigger nation in the world. Whatever happens to America affects everybody and with all these promises of doom by Trump to the blacks, to the Muslims, the minority, so it's not something we're happy about." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACCOUNTANT, OLA DIMEJI, SAYING: "I'm disappointed, I am actually rooting for Hillary Clinton to win I mean two things, I like her campaign what's it called, promises as well as being the, what's it called, first female president of America. I was actually hoping that she will actually win, but as it is, we can only give Trump the needed support." MAN PUSHING WHEELBARROW/CARS DRIVING PAST JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (NOVEMBER 9, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GETTING OFF TAXIS/STANDING AROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHANNESBURG RESIDENT, NTOMBIKAYISE MSIMANGO, SAYING: "It's a bit unfortunate that Trump has won, because I'm not too much of a fan and I don't agree with the policies he wants to implement and the things that he wants to change. Especially regarding the ObamaCare." PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE)(English) JOHANNESBURG RESIDENT, CHRISTOPHER NDLOVU, SAYING: "He doesn't want foreigners in America, he doesn't respect women. Personally he's not a stable person - I don't think he's good enough for the presidency." MORE PEOPLE WALKING NAIROBI, KENYA (NOVEMBER 9, 2016) (REUTERS) TRAFFIC ON STREETS
- Embargoed: 24th November 2016 10:37
- Keywords: USA election Africa reaction Trump
- Location: LAGOS, NIGERIA/ JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA/ NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: LAGOS, NIGERIA/ JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA/ NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Various
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00157Q4R47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Africans were mixed in their reactions after Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favoured Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House on Wednesday (November 9), sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.
A resident from Lagos, Nigeria said the result was a huge shock.
"Whatever happens to America affects everybody and with all these promises of doom by Trump to the blacks, to the Muslims, the minority, so it's not something we're happy about," Ganiu Olukanga said.
"He doesn't want foreigners in America, he doesn't respect women. Personally he's not a stable person - I don't think he's good enough for the presidency," Christopher Ndlovu from South Africa said.
Some Kenyans said Trump's win was positive.
"The Americans have spoken and they have spoken loudly and democracy is taking its course, and I think it's very, very good, that this time round Americans are going to show the whole world that is the kind of democracy that we need," Okumu Osoti said.
Trump's victory set off a tidal wave of selling across emerging markets, taking equities to three-month lows as the Mexican peso led massive currency falls. South Africa's rand dropped as much as four percent on Wednesday.
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