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Vol 47 No 22

Published 3rd November 2006


Nigeria

Fear of flying

Africa, with less than four per cent of the world's air traffic, suffers about a third of its air disasters. The latest, on 29 October, killed the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido and four senior politicians. On 18 September, President Olusegun Obasanjo opened an African Union conference on security, the day after a Dornier 228 military aircraft crashed, killing 13 officers including ten generals.

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