Tillerson: Security, health remain U.S. priorities in Africa

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that African nations will continue to receive attention and support from the U.S., particularly in the fight against terrorism. “The continent of Africa is so important,” Tillerson said in remarks to state department employees. “From a national security view, we cannot…

Eritrea presses China for help on Security Council sanctions

Eritrea says that Foreign Minister Osman Saleh’s visit to China has yielded a promise to again plead its case on Western sanctions, the government said Thursday. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi “reaffirmed that his country will raise the issue of sanctions imposed on Eritrea” in the United Nations, the Eritrean…

DRC: International response to CENCO withdrawal, violence

Concerned about the apparent failure of the CENCO-mediated political agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States has urged both Congolese government officials and the Rassemblement opposition coalition to redouble their efforts to overcome their disagreements. “The United States is disappointed by lack of progress in implementation of…