Anthony Blinken

“Extremism and corruption are serious dangers for democracy in Africa”, Blinken

During his official visit in Nigeria, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has said growing extremism, increasing authoritarianism and corruption in Africa pose serious dangers to democracy and the future of the continent.

Speaking in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the diplomat was outlining the Biden administration’s Africa policy.

He said that governments are becoming less transparent with leaders ignoring term limits and trying to rig elections.

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Mr Blinken also expressed concern about the arrest of opposition figures in some countries, as well as crackdowns on the media and the brutal enforcement of Coronavirus restrictions.

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