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AUGUSTa, 17 – “There are two things that are really important.
One is the development of education and the other is the reduction of poverty.
I think that the world is really going to have to see what happens,” said Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in a recent interview.
The former warlord is a former head of the military’s Special Forces who came to power in 2009.
Jonathan is currently in the United States on a trip to promote his African Economic Union, or AEE.
In his speech, Jonathan outlined the AEE’s goals to help Africa.
“There is a huge potential to reduce poverty in the continent and I am hopeful that in a matter of years we will be able to build a more inclusive economy that does not only benefit the people of Africa, but the entire world,” he said.
The AEE hopes to increase development aid to Africa by giving more money to governments, increasing tax collection and encouraging investments.
“It is a matter for all of us to help build a future that is inclusive, where there is peace, where people are treated fairly and where the economy is not controlled by the wealthy,” Jonathan said.
The president has a track record of promoting development policies in Africa.
He was the first African leader to address the United Nations General Assembly in 2009 and was among the leaders who signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Jonathan is not the first president to come to America to promote development.
In 2010, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited the US for the first time.
At the time, Buharis development policies were widely criticized, particularly for not tackling the countrys economic crisis.
Buhari, a former army general, was inaugurated in March and took office on February 6.
On Wednesday, Bumari told CNN that his visit to the US was not meant to be a speech.
He said that it was meant to show support for the African Union and to promote African development.
But critics of Buhares foreign policy are not happy.
The AEE has been accused of using the visit as an opportunity to promote its African policies.
Many African countries are facing an economic crisis, said Al Jazeera’s Nana Abo, reporting from Nigeria.
They have not seen a president like Buharia, who is known for his anti-corruption and human rights record, and whose presidency has been widely criticized for its poor performance in the fight against Ebola.
This visit by Jonathan and Buharias visit to Washington comes after the US on Tuesday hosted a conference on the African Economic Association, the African body that is meant to strengthen cooperation between countries in the region.
However, many Africans say they have not received enough help from the government to overcome the economic crisis they face.
We need a change in US foreign policy to help us to move forward, said Nana, who visited Nigeria to cover the conference.
There are a lot of countries that are not doing enough to address our problems, she said.
“We have been very disappointed in the American foreign policy,” she said, adding that the US should also be open to working with African countries.
A report released by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom found that the American government does not do enough to promote the rights of Christians in the US, which are the biggest religious minority in the country.
The report also noted that the government often targets and detains Muslims and other non-Christian groups in the U.S.
Bumari said in his speech that he would continue to work to help the continent’s poor and that he wanted to work with other African countries to help solve the continents economic problems.
Jonathan’s African trip comes after Buhare was inaugurated in January.
He is a leader in the AEF, the world’s oldest free-market political group, and is considered a contender for the presidency of the World Economic Forum.
Buhare came to office in January after winning elections with a campaign promise to end corruption and improve the quality of life in Nigeria, which has a huge illiteracy rate and a large number of poor people.
Jonathan has faced criticism from some African leaders for his poor economic policies.
In November, he said the US had been a partner in corruption in Africa, adding he would not give aid to countries that did not address the problems in their economies.
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Jonathan has said that the African economic bloc would focus on the two most important issues, corruption and poverty, but critics say the focus has been too on those two topics.
Analysts have said that Jonathan will have to do more to bring the African continent together to combat corruption and inequality, but they also say that the Nigerian president may need to take on