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Nigerian vice president to boycott financial summit in South Africa - foreign minister

Nigerian vice president to boycott financial summit in South Africa - foreign minister
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo waves at the crowd after taking the oath of office as the Vice President of Nigeria during the presidential inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo -
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ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will boycott the World Economic Forum’s Africa summit in South Africa over riots in the host country that have targeted foreign-owned businesses, Nigeria’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

“Clearly with this climate, he and Mr. President have agreed that he should not go,” Foreign Minister Onyeama told a news briefing.

Summit organisers confirmed Osinbajo will not attend the Cape Town conference, which started on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Felix Onuah in Abuja and Alexander Winning in Cape Town; ; editing by John Stonestreet)

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