Boko Haram Fight Hastens Obama’s Thaw Toward Nigerian Leader

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari gives an interview to Agence France-presse at his hotel during the 25th African Summit on June 14, 2015 in Johannesburg. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to visit Cameroon to cement a regional fighting force against Boko Haram, he told AFP. AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN (Photo credit should read MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Photographer: MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Muhammadu Buhari, the former strongman elected president of Nigeria in April, seeks to mend ties with the U.S. as he meets at the White House with President Barack Obama to discuss combating extremism in Africa.

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