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Tillerson to hold talks with Uhuru

US Secretary of State to discuss national dialogue economic reform with President Kenyatta

"The State Department announced on Monday the details of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official trip to Africa".

Terror attacks in Africa have claimed more than 1,500 lives in each of the past three years, Mr Tillerson said.

Tillerson also announced a $533m (£380m) humanitarian African aid plan.

He also referred to African countries' approach to North Korea.

While the top U.S. diplomat has a broad itinerary on his five-nation trip, Africa experts say Tillerson's planned stops in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Chad and Nigeria underscore the emphasis on security - and away from the traditional USA role as advocate and partner for good governance and development.

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Then he launched into his criticism of China.

However, he blasted the predatory loan practices, opaque contracts, and mounting debt China brings to Africa.

However, Chinese construction firms have made significant improvements to long-neglected infrastructure, including roads, in a number of countries.

He was speaking at George Mason University in Virginia on the eve of his first official trip to Africa.

More than $110 million is for affected populations in Somalia and over $128 million for millions in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

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Hours before leaving the U.S. Tuesday, Tillerson said the committed to building on a "strong foundation of U.S. -Africa relations" and accused China of "encouraging dependency" in its approach to the continent.

For Tillerson, who did not visit Africa during his first year as the top USA diplomat, it may be that the best way to show deference to a continent suspicious of Trump is to listen.

Rex Tillerson's essential message was that was a true friend to Africa. unlike China. The government reacted aggressively when opposition leader Raila Odinga held a mock inauguration, shutting down TV stations and arresting opposition politicians, but the USA has largely voiced support for Kenyatta.

His remarks come against the backdrop of potentially sweeping cuts to American contributions to peacekeeping and aid operations - at a time when crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan, among others have placed vast strain on existing United Nations operations.

According to the U.S. State Department, Secretary Tillerson will meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta and other government officials in talks set to focus on continued support for the democratic process in Kenya, refugee issues, and press freedom.

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