After more than a year in office, President Donald Trump for the first time is hosting President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. The meeting with Buhari on Monday comes after an uncomfortable start to the Trump administration’s approach to Africa.
Security and economic issues top the agenda for the bilateral meeting and working lunch. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with almost 200 million people, is the continent’s largest economy and its leading crude oil exporter. Buhari was one of the first two African leaders Trump called after he took power, along with South Africa’s president.