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Hillary Clinton reaffirms strategies of U.S. diplomacy in Africa


08:16, August 03, 2012

DAKAR, August 2 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday reaffirmed the strategies of U.S. diplomacy in Africa and hailed the Senegalese democratic model.

In a speech delivered at Cheikh Anta Diop university in Dakar, Clinton pointed out that her country would like to promote development, stimulate economic growth and commercial exchanges, advance peace and security and consolidate democratic institutions on the African continent.

She also hailed the Senegalese democracy after the second peaceful handover of power in the month of April, with the election of President Macky Sall.

"If there was any doubt that democracy could thrive in Africa, Senegal has demonstrated that it's possible. The U.S. is proud of Senegal, a country which has never experienced a coup d'etat," Madam Clinton said when she addressed a crowd that was comprised of diplomats, Senegalese government officials and journalists.

"Thank you Senegal for being a model for the region," the U.S. Secretary of State declared once more and warned that "it was no longer possible to govern in Africa as it used to happen in the passed."

In conclusion, she lamented that despite the peaceful transitions and frequent elections in several African countries, many countries on the continent continue to violate human rights and do not respect the rule of law.

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