Again, Trump’s top diplomat cancels briefing with African reporters Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


David Hale, the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, has canceled a video briefing with African reporters for the second time.

Last week, Mr Hale’s office said bad whether was to blame. This time, no reason was given.

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David Hale, U.S. Under Secretary for political Affairs during the 2018 Award for Corporate Excellence at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. on October 5, 2018. Photo: EMMANUEL IKODOR, TODAY NEWS AFRICA

“We regret to announce the cancellation of the LiveAtState online video press briefing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale, which was scheduled for today, following an initial postponement,” a statement said.

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“No new date has been set for the video briefing. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience”.

Hale, who recently returned from a trip to Africa, would have addressed President Donald Trump’s new policy for Africa unveiled in December by John Bolton, the National Security Adviser.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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