Macron begins East Africa tour


French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by a delegation of business leaders, arrived on an official visit to Ethiopia on Tuesday, the second destination in a three-nation tour of East Africa that began with Djibouti and which will end in Kenya, in a bid to drum up closer economic ties in the region.

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French President Emmanuel Macron met with the leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia at the start of a multi-nation trip to Africa aimed at shoring up military and economic ties in the continent's strategically-important East, reports The Minneapolis Star Tribune.