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Clinton heads across Africa to Uganda, S. Sudan

4:52 AM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
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DAKAR, Senegal -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is continuing a seven-nation tour of Africa, flying across the continent from Senegal to Uganda and South Sudan for security talks with those countries' leaders.

Clinton left Dakar on Thursday for the Ugandan capital of Kampala, where officials are dealing with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda's remote west that has killed 16 people and infected 20 more.

She will briefly visit the world's newest country, South Sudan, on Friday.

Officials say Clinton will be stressing the importance of resolving differences between Sudan and one-year-old South Sudan over oil and territory.

The two nations face a Thursday deadline set by the U.N. Security Council to settle their disputes, although officials say that deadline is likely to be extended.

By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The Associated Press

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