Clinton In Nigeria

Guests: Leonard H. Robinson, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The National Summit on Africa (Washington, DC) Former Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs (1983-185) Bolaji Aluko Coordinator of the Coordinator of the umbrella United Democratic Front of Nigeria (UDFN), and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Howard University (Washington, DC) Susan Rice Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs President Clinton returns to Africa this week, and the main feature of his trip will be a visit to Nigeria. In just over a year, Nigeria has undergone a transformation from pariah state to democracy. As the major power in the region, and a major oil producer, Nigeria is of singular strategic importance. Earlier this month, the administration also unveiled plans to help improve peacekeeping in West Africa by helping to train African troops in Nigeria. Join Juan Williams and guests to discuss President Clinton's trip, and efforts to strengthen U.S. relations with Nigeria.

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