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Blinken Arrives in Kenya, Kicks Off Week-Long Africa Tour

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greeted by Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Omamo as he arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 17, 2021. Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday to begin a three-nation, five-day Africa tour that will also take him to Nigeria and Senegal.

While the worsening security situation in Ethiopia will top the Secretary’s agenda, it’s inevitable that he will also be confronted with questions about China’s growing influence on the continent and how the U.S. plans to respond. 

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