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Diplomacy & Peace

Tillerson says Kenya should not stifle media, threaten courts

Rex Tillerson.U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday in Nairobi that he had shared his concerns with Kenya’s president about the importance of democracy and said the government should not stifle the media and threaten the courts.


Russia seeks Zimbabwe co-operation on mining projects

Russia Zimbabwe mining cooperationRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector as well as implementing a $3 billion joint platinum project near Harare.

ISS: US and China inch towards awkward cooperation in Africa

Africa.United States (US) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his first official trip to Africa this week, visiting Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Chad and Nigeria. His top African diplomat, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Donald Yamamoto, cast the trip in broad terms. He said the US needed to position itself to help Africa address its economic and security challenges, but also to take advantage of its economic opportunities.


US Secretary of State on first Africa visit

Tillerson in AfricaUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Ethiopia at the start of his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Wednesday, seeking to bolster security alliances on a continent increasingly turning to China for aid and trade.

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