Nigeria abstained from Wednesday's vote on the Srebrenica massacre

On Wednesday, Nigeria abstained from a Security Council Resolution vote that aimed to classify the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war as a "crime of genocide." The draft still received a majority vote with support from 10 members of Security Council.

Russia was the only country that voted against the proposal. Nigeria, which refrained from voting alongside China, Venezuela, and Angola, is said to be heading towards a new foreign policy under recently elected President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari has been in communication with many Western countries in order to establish his government as one open to foreign assistance and and that values democratic ideals.

Since his May 29th election, Buhari has visited the U.K. and attended the G7 summit in Germany. He will visit the US on July 20th.

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