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Visa ban still vexes, Chad tells Tillerson

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Photographs by AP/Nigerian State House/SUNDAY AGHAEZE

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcomed by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Chad has acted to "normalize" its relationship with the United States after it was included on a visa-ban list, in a visit designed to show that Washington values President Idriss Deby's government as an "important partner" in the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

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