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Delusional White Memoirist Louise Linton Might Be Joining Trump’s Swamp in Washington

Louise Linton's fiancé, Steven Mnuchin, is rumored to be the top pick for Treasury Secretary in U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet.

Update November 29, 2017, 6:23pm EST: The New York Times reports Steven Mnuchin is expected to be named Donald J. Trump’s Treasury secretary as soon as Wednesday.


Remember Louise Linton? You know, the dangerously misguided, lying white lady who wrote a memoir about her gap year in Zambia that basically doubles as a how-to on how NOT to write about Africa. (See: “Delusional White Woman Louise Linton Draws Ire of African Twitter for Egregious ‘Zambian Memoir’”)

Well, there’s a chance she might be joining U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington.

You see, Linton’s been keeping busy since her lies were exposed in July. At some point between penning the dumbest, most egregious piece of writing on Africa of the 21st century and this very dark point in American history, the Scottish actress became engaged to her boyfriend, Wall Street werewolf and Trump crony Steven Mnuchin.

The recently engaged Steven Mnuchin and delusional memoirist Louise Linton.

Mnuchin, a former second-generation partner at Goldman Sachs with a taste for financing films, was the top fundraiser and national finance chairman for the Trump campaign.

Now, he’s said to be the top pick for Treasury Secretary in Trump’s cabinet. Bloomberg reports that Mnuchin has been recommended by the President-elect’s transition team to fill the position and that the choice is awaiting Trump’s final decision. According to Bloomberg’s Zach Mider, Mnuchin has been gunning for a seat in the Trump administration and will almost certainly accept the appointment.

As for Linton? You’ll be able to catch her in Warren Beatty’s new movie, the amazingly-titled Rules Don’t Apply.

And should the President-elect be looking for a new memoirist, we know just the person.

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Trump Plans to Extend Travel Ban to Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea & Three Other Countries

Here's what the travel ban could mean for these nations.

On Tuesday is was announced that Donald Trump's administration plans to extend its infamous travel ban to include seven new countries, many of them in Africa.

The countries named on the list, include Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan and Eritrea, as well as Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, and the Eastern European nation of Belarus. Politico first broke the news.

According to The Washington Post, the move would likely not be a complete ban on citizens looking to enter the US, however it could place various visa restrictions on some government officials and on those seeking certain type of visitor and business visas.

Some nations could also be banned from participation in the diversity travel lottery program, which grants green cards. Trump has threatened to sack the program in the past.

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The Nigerian Army Used an Anti-Immigrant Speech By Donald Trump to Justify Killings of Shia Protestors

The crude response has garnered a wave of fury from the international community.

The Nigerian army is facing immense backlash for using a video of Donald Trump to justify its killing of several Shia protestors in Abuja earlier this week.

The army open fired on a group of 1000 Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) protestors who had blocked traffic in Nigeria's capital on Monday to demand the release of their leader Ibraheem Zakzak who has been imprisoned since 2015. reports BBC Africa.

Videos showed protestors throwing rocks at soldiers as they ran from flying bullets. While the Nigerian government put the number of those killed by gunfire at 3 according to New York Times, International organizations such as Amnesty International put the number of deaths at more than 40.

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Yilian Canizares & Paul Beaubrun in "Noyé." Photo: Ben Depp.

The 13 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Makwa x Maraza x AKA, Joeboy, Zlatan, Nadia Nakia, TOBi x The Game, Yilian Canizares, Aewon Wolf and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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A-Reece Releases His Second Song of 2020 ‘Selfish [EXP 2]’

Listen to A-Reece's new song 'Selfish [EXP 2].'

A-Reece has released another song via SoundCloud. "Selfish" is a minimalist song with its beat consisting mostly of gnarled guitar strings and a pulsating bongo drum.

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