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(MOBUTU CAFE)-- Late intel reps leaked to Recon News of the itinerary of SecState Kerry > Africa .
The need to improve business relations, boost counter-terrorism measures and stabilise the region from civil war are the key reasons United States Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to Nairobi on Monday.
State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the US top diplomat is coming to talk about peace in the region, “primarily on stabilising our neighbour South Sudan”.
Kerry first meets with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on regional issues including the upheaval in neighboring South Sudan and security in Somalia, where homegrown, al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab continues to launch deadly attacks in the capital.
Kerry on Tuesday and Wednesday then visits the cities of Sokoto and Abuja in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation of about 160 million people and one of its largest economies.
He will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the oil-rich country’s worsening economy and its efforts to fight corruption. Kerry also will meet with leaders from the country’s largely Muslim north, where extremist group Boko Haram was formed several years ago and continues to carry out attacks.
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