Tillerson Tours Africa After Trump’s Comments : NPR


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on a five-country tour of Africa. NPR’s Michel Martin asks Linda Thomas Greenfield, the former assistant secretary for African Affairs, about challenges he’ll face.



MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We’re going to begin the program today by focusing on Africa where Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on a five-nation tour heading to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Before he left, aides said the themes of the trip are governance and democracy, trade and investment and counterterrorism. Before he left, he laid out his U.S.-Africa strategy this way…

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REX TILLERSON: The United States pursues, develops sustainable growth that bolsters institutions, strengthens rule of law and builds…

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