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Trump meets Nigerian president, in chance to smooth U.S.–Africa ties

US President Donald Trump (R) meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the Oval Office of the White House on April 30, 2018
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and President Trump meets in the Oval Office. Photo: Olivier Douliery -Pool via Getty Images

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with President Trump on Monday to discuss the U.S.' economic, strategic and diplomatic partnership with Nigeria.

Why it matters: Trump's relationship with African countries has been mired in public and diplomatic scandal, and his meeting with the president of Africa's most populous country presents an opportunity to make amends.