Donald Trump has added to his list of “unpresidented” achievements – by appearing to invent a new African country in a speech at the United Nations.
At a working lunch with African leaders, the President said: “In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak.
“Nambia’s health system is increasingly sufficient.”
He also referred to the non-existent Nambia in his opening remarks.
The gaffe was greeted with derision by Mr Trump’s critics and jokers on social media.
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So, which real African country might the President have been talking about?
A popular destination for British package holidays, Gambia formally gained independence from the British Empire in 1965. It faced a constitutional crisis last year when then-president Yahya Jammeh briefly refused to hand over power to former Argos security guard Adama Barrow.
A landlocked nation in southern Africa bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola. Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, it was renamed when it won independence from the UK in 1964. It has been recognised by the World Bank as one of the world’s fastest economically reformed countries.
A country of around 2.1 million people that gained independence from South Africa in 1990. It has a stable multi-party democracy and its main industries include agriculture, tourism and mining for diamonds, uranium and metals. The huge Namib desert has led to it being one of the least densely populated countries in the world.
The mystery was solved by the release of an official White House transcript, which clarified that Mr Trump had intended to talk about Namibia in his speech.
The President also raised a few eyebrows with comments about Africa’s potential for economic growth.
He said: “I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich.”
It is not the first gaffe for Mr Trump, who infamously tweeted about ‘covfefe’, once got his Ivankas mixed up and also retweeted a post calling him a fascist.
In December, he tweeted about the “unpresidented” act of China capturing a US Navy research drone. He later deleted the post to replace it with the correct spelling – but not before he was widely mocked on social media.