Reuters quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on what Nigeria’s 2015 election results means for US-Nigeria relations:

Nigeria has accused the United States of failing to sell it arms it needs to fight Boko Haram and of not sharing enough intelligence. It has also rejected claims of human rights abuses that have limited some U.S. military assistance.

J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council think tank’s Africa Center, suggested there was a desire on both sides for a new chapter in the relationship.

“There has been such frustration on the part of the administration and policymakers with the last few years of the Jonathan administration that … a number of people (here) have taken the attitude that any change would be good,” he said.

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