U.S. top diplomat for Africa to lead observation mission for Nigeria vote

March 26, 2015 8:28 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat for Africa will travel to Nigeria for Saturday's elections, the State Department said on Thursday, amid concerns over the possibility of violence.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Africa, will lead a U.S. observation mission for the presidential and parliamentary elections, the department said.

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