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Trump Fires Tillerson
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Trump Fires Tillerson

US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter today that he has replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Gina Haspen replaced Pompeo at the CIA.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” Trump tweeted.

Tillerson was on a weeklong visit to Africa beginning March 7. His visit started from Ethiopia during which he met with Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD), Minister of Foreign Affairs and the outgoing Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn.

He also met with the commissioner of the African Union Commission Musa Faki Mahamat.