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Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield told VOA on Tuesday that Tillerson is "absolutely correct" on Chinese influence in Africa, but "he did not say what will done to counter balance that influence".

Tillerson, who departs later Tuesday for Ethiopia, also sought to contrast the USA approach to Africa to that of China, which he says "encourages dependency" that undermines sovereignty on the continent.

Nigeria will benefit from about 533 million dollars to be released by the United States (U.S.) to some African countries humanitarian assistance.

Tillerson had reiterated the importance of democracy for Africa to achieve her potentials.

Making Tillerson's job harder, he's showing up on the continent with few concrete goals or new actions to announce.

Trump hasn't announced a signature initiative to help the continent, such as the PEPFAR program for HIV/AIDS that George W. Bush started, and many of his sweeping budget cuts affect overseas programs that disproportionately help Africa. "When do we get to see the outlines of what the Trump Africa policy is?"

Tillerson is the highest-ranking US official to travel to Africa since President Donald Trump took office.

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The Chief Minister said when it comes to Northeast, the Prime Minister has always accorded great importance to its development. Of them, 19 went to the Nationalist People's Party (NPP), six to the United Democratic Party (UDP) and two to the BJP.

He said China encouraged dependency, utilised corrupt deals and endangered its natural resources.

China is aggressively working to expand its regional influence, which is something of concern to US lawmakers.

The US would do more to reduce trade and investment barriers for African partners, he said.

Of the newly-announced funds, almost $184 million is for affected populations in South Sudan and more than $110 million is for millions vulnerable in Ethiopia.

About $184 million is for affected populations from South Sudan and more than $110 million for affected populations from Ethiopia.

It noted further that "humanitarian aid is truly life-saving", adding also that "this assistance will not solve these crises, most of which are largely manmade", and calling on all parties to allow aid workers safe and unhindered access to help communities in need.