Abijan, AFP on January 8, some of the African people watched a mob break into the U.S. Capitol, some of them could not help but see a trace of irony in the chaos provoked by President Donald Trump, who once said that he was not Continental countries are “dung pits”.
Others provided Washington with some advice on how to manage a democratic country.
“Now is the time for the African Union to send a peacekeeping force to protect American citizens,” a Twitter user from Rwanda joked.
Gastonphis Lonso of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Twitter: “Suppose the headline of Radio France Internationale, CNN, VOA Africa, Reuters as follows: 4 people killed by live ammunition on Capitol Hill.”
Damian Glaze, a satirist and cartoonist with dual French and Burkina Faso, compared Trump’s approach to former Gambian dictator Yahya Jamme, who also refused to give up power after losing the 2016 election.
“We often look like the same people we despise,” he said in an editorial published on the website of Youth Africa.
“What happened on Capitol Hill shows that Americans are finally realizing the value of Africa and are following their post-election practices,” a Twitter Twitter user in Madagascar wrote.