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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."

 

 

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