Clinton Continues African Tour in Malawi

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Malawi – the latest stop on her tour of Africa.

After her arrival Sunday, the State Department announced the top U.S. diplomat would be adding Nigeria and Benin to the African trip.

On Saturday, she was in Nairobi where she urged Kenyans to work together to hold free and fair elections next March, and be a role model for Africa and the world. She urged leaders to avoid the post-election bloodshed that Kenya suffered five years ago.

She met with President Mwai Kibaki, who is barred by law from seeking a third term, and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who leads in opinion polls in the race to replace him. The two men were the main rivals in the disputed 2007 election, in which opposition leader Odinga said he was the victim of vote fraud.

Following her quick stop in Malawi, Clinton is scheduled to visit South Africa Sunday. Before leaving the continent, she will also stop in Ghana to attend the funeral of the late president John Atta Mills, who died unexpectedly on July 24.