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Top US Official: Nigeria Election a 'Bellwether' for Africa

Nigeria’s upcoming national election is "a bellwether for the continent" said a top U.S. State Department official, who noted the United States is working with every one of the dozen African nations planning an election in the next two years. Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield said top Nigerian officials assure her the vote will go ahead as scheduled on March 28. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation, its biggest economy, and the continent’s top oil...

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