[QODLink]
Africa

Nigeria's President wants Mali rebels crushed

Goodluck Jonathan says 'terrorist' problem in Mali requires an international response.
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 20:55

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says rebels in Mali must be contained, or it could threaten the security of Africa.  

Speaking to Al Jazeera's Stephen Cole, during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jonathan said the Malian rebels and the Boko Haram rebel group in his country were directly linked to each other.

In the same interview, Jonathan also calls for the diversification of the Nigerian economy, which he says has become reliant on oil.

"Oil brought money to Nigeria, but oil also brought problem to Nigeria," he says, adding that his country has "abandoned agriculture, which is our primary source of income."

 

 

106

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Craft breweries see rising sales, challenging large corporations for a bigger taste of Mexico's $20bn beer market.
Students kept from using screen-based technology for five days showed improvement in recognizing emotion, US study says.
Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.
Thousands of Houthi supporters have called for the fall of Yemen's government. But what do the Houthis really want?
New ration reductions and movement restrictions have refugees from Myanmar anxious about their future in Thailand.
join our mailing list