Secretary Clinton in Africa

June 14, 2011 By Melissa Silverman

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up a five-day, three country visit to Africa earlier than expected, due to a volcanic eruption in Eritrea. During her tour, Secretary Clinton focused on trade and American investments in Africa, and became the first secretary of state to address a session of the African Union. While abroad, she made news with a firm warning to China against “new colonialism” and a call for African dictators to step aside or risk being “on the wrong side of history.” Clinton’s Africa swing included stops in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania, where she highlighted the progress made by Feed the Future and proposed new investments in nutritional programs, agriculture development and food security.

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