JOHANNESBURG—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasn’t afraid to show off her diplomatic dance moves at a dinner in Johannesburg hosted by South Africa’s prime minster.
Clinton was in South Africa talks with government officials and a private visit with Nelson Mandela.
Earlier in the week in Lilongwe, Malawi, Clinton pledged continued American as she met with President Joyce Banda, the first woman to lead her country and only the second female African head of state.
A longtime champion of women’s empowerment, Clinton encouraged Banda to stay on a course of economic reform to make Malawi more attractive to foreign investment. Later, Clinton visited a girls’ secondary school and an agriculture project supported by U.S. assistance.
Clinton, the first secretary of state to visit Malawi, was clearly pleased to meet Banda and told her that the United States “strongly supports you and your government and your efforts on behalf of the people of this absolutely wonderful country.”
Clinton is on an 11-day tour of Africa that has already taken her to Senegal, Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya. After South Africa she will travel to Nigeria, Ghana and Benin.
She then heads to Turkey on Saturday where she will have talks with Turkish officials and others on the deteriorating situation in Syria.