Rex Tillerson cuts short Africa trip to return to Washington

Secy Tillerson Visits Sites In Kenya As Tour Of Africa Continues

Secy Tillerson Visits Sites In Kenya As Tour Of Africa Continues

President Buhari welcomed the USA top diplomat in company with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, and his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

On March 11, Tillerson held talks with Juma and her Tourism counterpart Najib Balala in Nairobi.

Tillerson visited N'Djamena, Chad's capital, on what was later announced to be the last day of his African visit.

Chad past year was stunned to find itself on one of six Muslim-majority countries whose countries are affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday slammed last month's mass abduction of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria and promised Washington's "full support" in the country's fight against Boko Haram jihadists. Chad's military provides troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions, it hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees and it's also helping counter militant groups linked to al-Qaeda and Islamic State in neighboring Libya.

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A key reason Chad landed on the list: It ran out of passport paper, and couldn't provide the U.S. Homeland Security Department with a recent sample of its passports.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry had shortly before the 2015 elections told the then President Goodluck Jonathan and himself "to behave ourselves and we did".

Tillerson's schedule for Saturday also included a site visit to PEPFAR, a USA program that works to fight AIDS in the continent.

American leadership has been repeatedly questioned since Trump took office in January 2017 as Washington pulls back from past commitments to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, to the United Nations and to aid programs that form the core of U.S.

He also canceled events in Kenya during the trip due to illness.

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