DW News quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the potential to establish a US alliance with Nigeria, heightened by Nigerian President Buhari’s visit to the United States next week:

“Nigeria is potentially Washington’s most important African ally,” Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council told DW. “I say potentially,” he added “because that potential has not yet been realized.”


Peter Pham expects the visit to mark a first step “in the renewal of the partnership between the United States and Nigeria.” Relations between the two countries suffered considerably under Buhari’s predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.

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