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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

German Chancellor Merkel to visit Nigeria Thursday, reveals agenda

German Chancellor Merkel to visit Nigeria Thursday, reveals agenda

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel will visit Nigeria on Thursday and Ghana on Friday.

She left her country for Senegal on Wednesday on a first leg of a three-day trip to Africa for talks on containing illegal migration.

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According to DPA, Merkel is scheduled meet with Senegalese President Macky Sall in Dakar late Wednesday (1730 GMY) followed by meetings with the leaders of civil society groups.

Merkel’s delegation includes experts on electrification, digitalization, infrastructure and energy management.

The chancellor had said her trip will include talks on creating job opportunities in the three countries in order to prevent them from attempting to migrate to Europe.

A large percentage of African migrants trying to cross to Europe through the Mediterranean are Nigerians.

While some make it to Europe, mainly Italy, as refugees, several others drown in the Mediterranean.

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