John Kerry to visit Ethiopia, Angola and DR Congo next week

Secretary of State John Kerry makes a statement at the briefing room of the State Department on April 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. PHOTO | ALEX WONG

What you need to know:

  • Kerry has visited Ethiopia once since becoming secretary of state in February 2013 to take part in an African Union summit, but he did not travel to any of its surrounding neighbours

Top US diplomat John Kerry heads on his first major tour of sub-Saharan Africa next week with talks on some of the most brutal conflicts plaguing the continent high on his agenda.

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