Tillerson coming to Africa


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria next week on his first trip to Africa as top US diplomat, the State Department said.

During his March 6-13 trip, Tillerson “plans to discuss ways we can work with our partners to counter terrorism, advance peace and security, promote good governance and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment,” the department said in a statement.

His itinerary includes a meeting with leadership of the African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa.