As one of the most developed countries in the world, the United States’s policies and decision rarely only affect its own citizens. President Donald Trump’s recently introduced Muslim ban is a very clear example of this.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is watching and openly commenting on the decisions being made by our leadership. The African Union is the latest to do so after three of the seven countries targeted in the ban – Sudan, Libya and Somalia – are African nations. 

“The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries,” said Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, according to The Independent.

These comments were made during a two-day summit between members of the African Union where they’ve been discussing relations between their respective countries and allowed Morocco membership, according to BBC.

“African nations are among the world’s largest and most generous hosts of refugees,” said Antonio Guterre to a room full of applause.  “African borders remain open for those in need of protection when so many borders are being closed, even in the most developed countries in the world.”