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Nigerian President Seeks $1B to Fight Boko Haram

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan wants to borrow up to $1 billion in foreign funds to help security forces fight militant group Boko Haram. In a letter to parliament seeking approval for the loan, Jonathan said the government needs the money to "upgrade the equipment, training and logistics of the armed forces." The oil-rich nation has a military budget of about $6 billion per year, but large sums are believed lost to widespread corruption. Nigeria has struggled to...

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