Rishi Sunak has African traits

“The stone that the Builders rejected has become the Capstone”. 

44 days later, members of the parliament from the conservative party have reversed the decision which was the Torries MP voting for Rishi Sunak as their new Prime Minister.

The United Kingdom witnessed the appointment of the third Prime Minister within seven weeks.

Sunak has been seen by many as having close ties with his Indian roots, however he also has some African roots within him.

British’s Prime Minister’s parents were born in colonial Africa, his father Yashvir in Kenya and his mother Usha in Tanzania.

Sunak’s grandparents came from India and migrated to Kenya and Tanzania whilst his parents migrated from East Africa and settled in the United Kingdom in 1970s.

UK’s modern first youngest Prime Minister Prime Minister in over the past 200 years and he is not the only one to take a bigger role position who has African roots, former American President, Barack Obama’s roots are from Africa also in Kenya and several African Americans looked up to him during his terms as the Head of State of one of the most powerful countries in the world.

Despite Rishi Sunak’s man mandate is focused on the domestic policies, many will be looking at what steps will be his foreign policies especially when it comes to Britain’s relationship with Russia, Ukraine, and European Union.

While Britain hasn’t been like its partners: Germany and France, hasn’t been involved much in the political affairs of their former colony countries.

However, Britain has created positive ties with their former colonies when it comes to academics, trade, and food donations.

25/10/2022. London, United Kingdom. Newly appointed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrives at No10 Downing Street. 10 Downing Street. Picture by Rory Arnold / No 10 Downing Street

The question that many Africans have is whether Rishi Sunak has inspired those eighth African roots in America, Asia, and Europe to occupy higher political positions.

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