Hillary Clinton sets the Secretary of State travel record
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited nine nations in her recent trip to Africa. In just 12 days, Clinton visited Senegal, Kenya, Benin, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, and Ghana.
In Sudan, Clinton participated in oil talks between Sudan and South Sudan. In Nigeria, she encouraged Nigerian leaders to renew their anti-terrorism efforts in the wake of attacks blamed on jihadist organization, Boko Haram, last week.
Clinton’s stop in Uganda was perhaps the most dangerous of her visits. This week, the country saw an outbreak of the deadly and incurable disease, Ebola. The outbreak was successfully contained on the day that Clinton left the country.
In South Africa, the Huffington Post reports that Clinton attended a gala dinner and danced to South African jazz music. Video footage of Clinton dancing went viral online.
Clinton also became the first Secretary of State to visit the west African nation of Malawi.
The Associated Press reports that Clinton has travelled 865,000 miles and visited 108 countries, which is more than any other Secretary of State in history.
Clinton’s journey will end in Istanbul on Saturday.