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Excerpt from AP video of Secretary Clinton’s Joint Press Availability with Foreign Minister Ojo Maduekwe
SECRETARY CLINTON: And therefore we strongly support and encourage the government of Nigeria's efforts to increase transparency, reduce corruption, provide support for democratic processes in preparation for the 2011 elections.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Al Qaida has a presence in northern Africa, in the Sahel. There's no doubt in our mind that al Qaida and like organisations that are part of the syndicate of terror would seek a foothold anywhere they could find one, and whether that is the case here or whether this is a home-grown example of fundamentalist extremism, that's up to the Nigerians to determine.
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