Tillerson Makes His First Trip To Africa As Secretary Of State

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However, experts highlighted that the visit had no other motivation than to study ways for the United States to be bale to economically benefit even more from Africa, because the grounds of the U.S. foreign policy give priority to capital over any other aspect.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold discussions with President Kenyatta once he visits the country later this week.

Last month, three United Nations aid agencies and the National Bureau of Statistics described the food situation as alarming with over seven million people in South Sudan estimated to be food insecure.

Terror attacks in Africa have claimed more than 1,500 lives in each of the past three years, Mr Tillerson said.

He said China has focused on extending financial support in the fields of infrastructure building and productivity improvement.

"The U.S. -Africa versus China dynamics doesn't necessarily have to be, I think, an either/or", said Christina Golubski, an assistant director of Brookings Institution's Africa Growth Initiative. He will also be meeting with the leadership in each country as well as the leadership of the African Union in Addis Ababa.

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He was speaking at George Mason University in Virginia on the eve of his first official trip to Africa.

The United States has donated almost $3bn humanitarian assistance to African countries facing one form of crisis or the other since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017 and has also encouraged additional contributions to meet growing needs.

The trip, his first official visit to Africa, as Secretary of State, will begin with a trip to Ethiopia and later to Djibouti from where he will go to Kenya and Chad before coming to Nigeria.

Kenya has also served as "an incubator for how we expanded Pepfar over the years", Mr Tillerson said.

Without partnerships to build infrastructure and achieve more economic development, Tillerson warned there will be "new ways for terrorists to exploit the next generation."He said the administration is willing to collaborate with African countries to address the "drivers of conflict" and to build the "institutional law enforcement capacity of African nations".

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