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Nigeria braces for outbreaks of unrest

The commander of Nigeria’s military operation in the oil-rich Niger delta has warned of more unrest there as Africa’s biggest oil producer and most populous nation heads towards national elections next year. Brigadier General Elias Zamani is acutely aware of how electoral politics can disrupt Nigerian oil output. Indeed, the 54-year-old was appointed to command thousands of troops after an ethnic uprising in the delta in the run-up to 2003 elections forced a 40 per cent cut in the production of the world’s eighth largest oil exporter. Full Story

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