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Political violence in Nigeria

Dozens of people are feared dead following a clash between rival party supporters near the southern city of Port Harcourt over the weekend. The levels of political violence in the country are now causing increasing concern, with elections in Nigeria just a few weeks away. Nigeria’s oil producing areas have been particularly volatile in recent weeks, with continuing instability in the rivers and creeks of Delta State, forcing the evacuation of major oil facilities and severely disrupting production there. This latest incident was in neighbouring Rivers State, near one of the key oil industry centres in the south – Port Harcourt. Hundreds of members of the opposition All-Nigeria People’s Party had gathered to hear their local leaders speak. Full Story

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