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Africa moving past Trump's slur, says African Union official

AP  |  Addis Ababa 

The of the Commission says he considers Donald Trump's slur about to be an incident "of the past." and U.S. were questioned during a conference in about Trump's description of "shithole" countries in Neither were eager to dwell on the topic.

Faki said Trump sent him and other African leaders a letter shortly after the incident in which he affirmed his respect for He said Tillerson's visit is evidence of the close U.S.-Africa relationship.

Tillerson did not directly respond to several specific questions from the US and African media about Trump's remark and whether Africa deserves an apology.

He said merely that the U.S. commitment to the continent "is quite clear.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 16:05 IST