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U.S.' Tillerson says African countries should weigh Chinese loans carefully

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By Aaron MaashoADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should weigh Chinese loans carefully, while adding that Washington was not trying to keep Chinese investment away from the continent.Tillerson, a former Exxon chief executive, is seeking to bolster security alliances on a continent increasingly turning to Beijing for aid and trade. [L5N1QP17F] The top U.S. diplomat may also seek to smooth relations after U.S. President Trump reportedly dismissed some African nations as "shithole countries" in January. Trump later denied making ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 16:11 IST
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