Rex Tillerson cuts short Africa trip to return to Washington

Rex Tillerson cuts short Africa trip to return to Washington

Tillerson called it "heartbreaking" and added: "Nigeria has the United States' full support and we are actively working with our partners in what we can to assist you in this fight".

U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

It was his first diplomatic visit to the continent where many are still smarting from U.S. President Donald Trump's reported dismissal of states there as "shithole" countries in January.

There were other technicalities, too, including Chad's inability to adequately share public safety and terrorism-related information with USA officials who screen foreigners seeking visas to enter the U.S.

"We've not heard anything directly back from North Korea, although we expect to hear something directly from them", he said.

Tsav told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Makurdi that the visit would also create a strong synergy with both the president and political leaders in the state.

In the case of the elephants, conservationists appeared to have a powerful ally in President Donald Trump, who intervened personally previous year to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from lifting the Obama-era ban on tusks imported from Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Tillerson is speaking at a joint news conference with Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zene (zen) Cherif in the country's capital, N'Djamena (en-jah-mee-nah).

He affirmed that Boko Haram remains a threat not just to Nigeria but the subregion.

He arrived from Chad, where he also promised support for a state fighting jihadism.

Progress had been made with dealing with what has been cited as the reason for including Chad on the list - problems with its passports, which are not biometric.

He further urged Africans to explore USA alternative financing mechanism instead of taking loans from China, noting that Chinese loans need to be looked at carefully as they have failed to yield the desired result in other places.

The Chad issue has emerged as a sore point between the State Department and Homeland Security, exposing fault lines within Trump's administration.

The United States is developing mechanisms in the form of 'Public Private Partnerships (PPP)' for infrastructure development as alternatives to Chinese loans for African nations, an American official said Monday.

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