The Trump administration has announced an extension of its controversial travel ban with six more countries added to the list. It now includes a ban on all immigrants from Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, along with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Eritrea. Tanzania and Sudan are also affected and their citizens will no longer be able to apply for "diversity visas", more commonly known as the green card.
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with 200 million people and it has traditionally enjoyed strong ties with the United States, especially in recent years during its fight against militant group Boko Haram. Unsurprisingly, the ban has provoked reactions of shock among Nigerians, often considered one of America's best-educated and most successful immigrant groups.