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Africa to lose $8.3b if Trump cuts aid over the UN Jerusalem move

The bold move by the Trump administration sparked international backlash, so much so that a referendum condemning the move was put forward at the United Nations.

The global outcry might actually turn out to be bad for Africa if the White House makes good on the threat made to the countries opposing the move.

The US lost on that bid which makes Jerusalem officially recognized as the capital of Israel.

Jerusalem has long been considered a bargaining chip between Israel and Palestine, dating back to Israel’s military occupation of the historic city during the Six-Day War.

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Authorities in the United States says it would be “taking note” of the countries that “disrespected” America by voting in favour of the resolution, and President Trump said bluntly that the countries who don’t vote with the U.S. will have their funding cut.

Here are the African countries that voted against the U.S., listed alphabetically, along with America’s 2016 financial obligation to each country:

Algeria — $17,807,222

Angola — $64,489,547

Botswana — $57,252,922

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Burkina Faso — $74,469,144

Burundi — $70,507,528

Cape Verde — $5,044,716

Chad — $117,425,683

Congo — $8,439,457

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Cote d’Ivoire — $161,860,737

Djibouti — $24,299,878

Egypt — $1,239,291,240

Eritrea — $119,364

Ethiopia — $1,111,152,703

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Gabon — $31,442,404

Gambia — $3,197,858

Ghana — $724,133,065

Guinea — $87,630,410

Liberia — $473,677,614

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Libya — $26,612,087

Madagascar — $102,823,791

Mali — $257,152,020

Mauritania — $12,743,363

Mauritius — $791,133

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Morocco — $82,023,514

Mozambique — $514,007,619

Namibia — $53,691,093

Niger — $144,122,239

Nigeria — $718,236,917

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Senegal — $99,599,642

Seychelles — $223,002

Somalia — $274,784,535

South Africa — $597,218,298

Sudan — $137,878,835

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Tunisia — $117,490,639

United Republic of Tanzania — $628,785,614

Zimbabwe — $261,181,770

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