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Secretary Clinton Heads to Africa Tuesday

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum, July 25, 2012, at the State Department in Washington.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum, July 25, 2012, at the State Department in Washington.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum, July 25, 2012, at the State Department in Washington.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum, July 25, 2012, at the State Department in Washington.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Senegal Tuesday on a week-long trip to sub-Saharan Africa.

The State Department says Clinton will visit eight countries during her tour, including South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Nigeria and Benin.

Officials say she will use her trip to try to help African countries strengthen democratic institutions and spur economic growth.

On her first stop in Senegal, the State Department says Clinton will meet with President Macky Sall and will highlight Senegal as an example of the resilience of democratic institutions. She also is expected to make a speech on democracy at a university in Dakar.

Sall defeated former president Abdoulaye Wade in March, in an election marked by violence and controversy over whether Mr. Wade was entitled to run for a third term.

Clinton has previously made several trips to sub-Saharan Africa.

Last June, she visited Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.  During that trip, Clinton voiced concern about China's aid and investment practices in Africa, saying they are not always consistent with generally accepted international norms of transparency and good governance.

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by: Kalulu
July 31, 2012 3:31 PM
Please dont overlook the plight of Zimbabwe where so many of its people have lost their lives and are struggling to survive with the economy in a "melt down scenario" and no hope of recovery any time soon. Thank you.


by: Fatta from: Freetown
July 31, 2012 11:06 AM
What is so important about it. Coming to talk about democracy. Think around it is it a felt need of the people at this time. Nice to talk about democracy/good governance. How comes you arrive at this selection if countries you are visiting.


by: challa
July 31, 2012 8:46 AM
Officials say she will use her trip to try to help "African countries strengthen democratic institutions and spur economic growth"
Welcome Back to Africa again for more lies. how is this democracy bring growth. I think you know that our African problems is growing every day. Where is the democracy in Ethiopia u have been telling us for so many years. No I as ethiopian didnt know what is going on in my country. i have to search for info. all our medias are blocked. people have no right to express their taught. we are highly supprassed while u give our country the biggest money. Did u know that only lessthan 1% of ethiopian have access for internet, many websites are blocked in ethiopia, you know that there is high secuirty and people are torched at police station. go and fool your self. dont talk about China . they r the one who constructed our roads. take away ur democracy. It is fake and no more Africans will believe you. good luck to see more lies from you.


by: mervin from: Zambia
July 31, 2012 8:18 AM
Hail CHINA for uncondition help she renders to AFRICA as whole without forcing Africans to accept same sex marriages.China is becoming the good ever friend of AFRICA due to its distance in countries internal affairs when helping them.

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