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US Secretary Tillerson begins trip to Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Chad, and Nigeria

On Wednesday, March 7, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for meetings with African Union and Ethiopian officials for the beginning of his week-long visit to the continent. Given the little attention this administration has shown so far to the continent and the lack of new programs or initiatives being launched during this trip, Africa watchers are noting that the visit is more of a “listening tour” for the secretary.

Before his trip, at George Mason University on Tuesday, Tillerson announced $533 million in humanitarian aid to select conflict-affected countries, praised successful U.S. programs such as Power Africa, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS…

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