Someone is going to get a bollocking at the U.S. State Department, because they added Wakanda—the fictional high-tech African kingdom from the marvel Black Panther movie—to an official list of trade partners.
The fictional country was removed soon from the list after US media first queried it, prompting jokes that the countries had started a trade war.
Wakanda first appeared in the Fantastic Four comic in 1966, and made a reappearance when Black Panther was adapted into an Oscar-winning film last year.
The unusual listing was spotted by Francis Tseng, a New York-based software engineer who was looking up agricultural tariffs for a fellowship he was applying for.
More furtive associations with Anglo-American imperialism from Wakanda's corrupt, complicit ruling elite! Killmonger was right.
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