A British man is emigrating from the UK to Ethiopia – because Donald Trump won the US election.
Negus-Stephen James, 32, has recently bought a one-way ticket to the east African country. He is finalising his affairs and is due to fly there in a month.
According to the Sun newspaper, Negus-Stephen said Trump’s victory this month convinced him to quit the West and start a new life in the Horn of Africa.
He said: “I can’t stand all the support for him [Trump]. It made my decision a no-brainer. I just went out and booked a flight. I have nothing lined up and I’ll arrive in my suit with one case.”
He has no job or place to live arranged when he gets there.
He added that Britain’s decision to leave the EU had also played its part: “The Brexit result shocked me and left me feeling uncomfortable and ostracised about living in a country which didn’t seem to want outsiders.”
Negus-Stephen grew up in Cardiff, Wales. He currently lives in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands, where he has a £17,000-a-year ($21,500) marketing job.
He claims to have been to Ethiopia once, on a four-week trip to help a church community.
He said: “I will be happier and more content in a place where I don’t feel I have to keep proving myself to be accepted.”