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Unrest in Nigeria’s oil region set to continue through April elections

Unrest in Nigeria’s southern oil region the Niger Delta, the theatre of a spate of kidnappings in recent months, is set to continue through the elections scheduled for April, analysts and security experts say. The people of the delta complain that while their region generates 95 percent of Nigeria’s foreign currency earnings, they have little to show for this in terms of development or living standards. A leading security contractor cited the country’s “North-South sectarian divide between Muslims and Christians”, the three biggest ethnic groups vying for power, the “dysfunctional democracy in place,” the rampant corruption and the lack of self-determination for, among others, the country’s 14 million Ijaw people. Full Story

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