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Max Weihe is a deputy field director with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a humanitarian relief organization with operations in 40 countries and 22 US cities. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
(CNN)There is no escaping US politics these days. Even in remote northeastern Nigeria, where I have just spent two months with the International Rescue Committee, most of the televisions are set to international news networks which are covering the presidential transition in excruciating detail.