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Foreign Workers Taken Hostage in Nigeria

Kidnappers grabbed seven foreign workers off a merchant ship Saturday in the latest hostage-taking in Nigeria’s restive southern oil-producing region, officials said. Militants seeking to pressure the national government into giving more local control over the area’s oil resources have stepped up kidnappings since launching a wave of attacks on oil facilities in early 2006 that have cut oil exports by Africa’s biggest oil producer 25 percent. Full Story

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