Vice President Harris started her three-nation tour in Ghana, Africa, and was met with a warm welcome and the red carpet treatment.
Kamala’s Visit to Africa
Harris hopes to deepens African-American ties as the Chinese influence widens across the world and announced that the U.S. will provide $100 million over 10 years in new security aid to help West African countries fend off threats posed by terrorist and extremist groups, including al Qaeda, that have been expanding in the region.
The $100 million to support stabilization will go to Ghana, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Togo.
VP Harris will be visiting three nations, in about nine days.
Harris received the red carpet treatment.
Harris said on Monday that she discussed human rights with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo but did not specifically comment on the anti-LGBTQ bill before parliament.
Here is Africa’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana discussing security and Al-Queda in Ghana. “President @NAkufoAddo says he is unaware if there are terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda in Ghana.”
Harris stopped by ‘Vibrate Space’, a creative community studio at Freedom Skatepark in Accra.
“Your reputation collectively, all of the artists, everything that you have done, is an international reputation,” Harris told a group of Ghanaian artists, including Baaba J and Ansah Live.
A member of the Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George shared his reaction to Harris’s comments.
Fox News pointed out that she is not scheduled to visit Congo.
Congo is well known for child labor mines for cobalt – a mineral that is widely used for green energy.
Akufo-Addo called out former President Donald Trump for never visiting the continent and said that he hopes President Joe Biden would make it.
In addition to Ghana, Harris will travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday afternoon, and then departs Tanzania for Lusaka, the Zambian capital, on Friday. She is scheduled to meet with the presidents of both countries.
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