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Kerry meets Afghan, Nigeria presidents amid Cameron comment fallout

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 00:34

Amid continued fallout over British Prime Minister David Cameron's comments targeting Nigeria and Afghanistan as ''possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world'', U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets the leaders of both nations on the sidelines of an anti-corruption conference London is hosting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on the sidelines of an anti-corruption conference hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Thursday (May 12). The build-up to the event was marred by Cameron being caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as "fantastically corrupt", adding "Nigeria and Afghanistan - possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world." But he later said the leaders of both countries were tackling the problem. Afghanistan sits at 166, second-from-bottom, in the Transparency International's latest Corruption Perceptions Index, an annual ranking of countries. Only North Korea and Somalia, jointly ranked at number 167, are perceived to be more corrupt. Nigeria is at number 136 in the index.

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Kerry meets Afghan, Nigeria presidents amid Cameron comment fallout

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 00:34