Urgent work in US forces Tillerson to cut Africa trip short

Why Trump's official to Kenya canceled his Saturday schedule

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Monday was to shorten his maiden tour of Africa because of work, aides said.

Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma bids farewell to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as he boards his plane to depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, March 12, 2018.

The top US diplomat flew into the Chadian capital N'Djamena on the last day of a truncated tour of Africa with stop-offs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Nigeria - all frontline partners against Islamic State and al Qaeda off-shoots.

"Due to demands in the Secretary's schedule, he is returning to the U.S. one day early after concluding official meetings in Chad and Nigeria", Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein told reporters.

On Saturday while visiting Nairobi, Tillerson, cancelled his scheduled events because he had been feeling unwell.

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A U.S. embassy official in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, said U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Bob Godec and Kenyan Health Minister Sicily Kariuki would attend events on Saturday morning.

Tillerson's trip coincided with a White House announcement that President Donald Trump has accepted an offer to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after both leaders spent the past few months ridiculing each other.

"When he arrives, Tillerson will become the highest ranking official in the Trump administration to visit Nigeria".

"Secretary Tillerson is expected to be joined in the press availability by Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama", the USA added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported Tillerson's visit to the Horn of Africa just days after he announced a new $533 million aid package for Africa out of which $128 million was earmarked for Nigeria and countries of the Lake Chad region.

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