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Nigerian President Buhari's trade mission to China

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Nigeria's President Buhari and China's Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing ceremony in Beijing on 12 April, 2016.
Nigeria's President Buhari and China's Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing ceremony in Beijing on 12 April, 2016. Reuters/Kenzaburo Fukuhara
By: Nancy Fleming
11 min

After talk of import bans and the dangers of Chinese goods undercutting the country’s manufacturing sector, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has paid a state visit to China this month. Whilst there, he negotiated a currency exchange that now actually makes it easier to import Chinese goods into the country, and a six billion dollar loan for infrastructure projects.

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