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Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

  • FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the conclusion of the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL at the State Department in Washington.   Kerry is arriving in Africa on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016  for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the conflict in Yemen.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the conclusion of the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL at the State Department in Washington. Kerry is arriving in Africa on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the conflict in Yemen.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, United States Secretary of State John Kerry watches a beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kerry will be in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the conflict in Yemen.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)

    FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, United States Secretary of State John Kerry watches a beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kerry will be in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the conflict in Yemen.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

Secretary of State John Kerry is arriving in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism.

Kerry first meets with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on regional issues including the upheaval in South Sudan and security in violence-plagued Somalia.

Kerry then visits Nigeria's cities of Sokoto and Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday. He will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the oil-rich country's worsening economy and its efforts to fight corruption. Kerry also will meet with leaders from the country's largely Muslim north.

He then heads to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday and Thursday for discussions on the conflict in Yemen. The talks will include Saudi leaders, counterparts from Britain and in the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the U.N. special envoy for Yemen.