Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is a good diplomat and he demonstrated it on Friday in Nigeria when he tapped into the country’s ego and self-esteem, the daily desire by Nigeria to be seen and accepted as Africa’s Big Brother. Blinken may have also revived the bitter and painful jollof rice war between Nigeria and neighboring Ghana, stopping short of saying who makes the best rice. “I’m a diplomat, so I’m going to steer very clear of that one,” he joked, trigging laughter in the audience.
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