U.S. Secretary's Visit to Shore Up Security Alliances
The Trump administration has made a number of political faux pas on Africa during its first year in office, and the first visit to the continent by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to include stops in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Chad and Nigeria, is not likely to erase them, writes Johnnie Carson, the former top American diplomat on Africa, in a guest column for AllAfrica.
A U.S. Navy vessel operating from the biggest American military base in Africa patrols the port of Djibouti.
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