US deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, ended her inaugural African tour on Friday telling journalists that, “diplomacy is not about just one visit” and promising that more engagements with African governments were planned. In South Africa, she visited Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria with the highlight of her visit being the meeting with US-linked business leaders and entrepreneurs. In Angola, Sherman launched the Global Vaccination initiative in partnership with the Angolan government, which will see the United States “providing more than $25 million in new resources”. And in Gabon she discussed “strategic partnership and close collaboration on climate change and environmental conservation”.
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