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Clinton heads to Ebola-stricken Uganda

2012-08-02 13:20

Dakar - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew out of Senegal on Thursday and headed to Uganda before a visit the world's newest nation South Sudan, locked in a crippling border and oil dispute with Sudan.

Her 11-day tour of seven African nations focuses on President Barack Obama's new development strategy through peace, security and democracy.

In Senegal, Clinton hailed the west African nation as an example that "democracy can prosper on the continent".

She said she had a "productive, comprehensive" discussion with President Macky Sall.

"I want to thank him for taking time to discuss a number of issues - economic issues, regional, security issues, issues that the United States is very committed to assisting Senegal on addressing."

Clinton will also visit Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and finish her trip by attending the state funeral of Ghana's late president John Atta Mills on 10 August.