African Union chief: Tillerson visit makes up for Trump’s comments

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — All is well now between the United States and Africa with the visit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the chairman of the African Union commission said Thursday as he received the top U.S. diplomat.

Tillerson embarked on a five-nation tour beginning in Ethiopia with a visit to the African Union. It is the highest-level visit to date for the Trump administration and comes after derogatory comments by President Donald Trump in January outraged leaders around the continent.

“The incident is behind us, the visit by the secretary of state today is proof of the importance of relations between the different parties,” Moussa Faki Mahamet said in a joint news conference with Tillerson. “I want to add I am satisfied with…

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