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Blinken begins Africa tour in Cape Verde, touting the US as a key security and economic partner

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has begun a tour of four African countries, meeting with the leaders of Cape Verde and Ivory Coast and touting America as the continent’s key economic and security ally at times of regional and international crises. Blinken is visiting Nigeria and Angola next. The tour focuses on trade, security, and democracy as coups and deadly crises threaten the continent’s stability. In Cape Verde, he met with Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva on Monday and said the U.S. is committed to strengthening its partnerships with Africa. In Ivory Coast, he met President Alassane Ouattara and discussed “shared priorities of strengthening democracy.”

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