US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued that the Chinese approach to development in Africa «endangers» Africa's «long-term economic political stability.» He spoke at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, ahead of his official week-long trip to the continent. Tillerson argued that China's approach to development in Africa «encourages dependency, using opaque contracts, predatory loan... Еще practices and corrupt deals that mire nations in debt and undercut their sovereignty, denying them their long term self-sustaining growth.» He contrasted that to the US approach, which he said involves «partnering» with African nations while strengthening «the rule of law» and «good governance.» Tillerson also announced that 533 million dollars would be provided in additional humanitarian aid «to fight famine» and «address other needs resulting from conflicts in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Lake Chad basin.» The US secretary of state also expressed hope that African countries start exerting diplomatic and economic pressure on Pyongyang. He said, «Many African nations are holding back. We hope they will add their voices to that of the international community and end these diplomatic, economic, or weapons programmes with the regime in North Korea.» Tillerson is due to travel to Ethiopia later on Tuesday. During his official trip to the continent, he is expected to visit Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Chad and Nigeria.