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Vol 40 No 12

Published 11th June 1999


Nigeria

Exeunt sojas

It was a spectacular coda to 16 years of military rule. On 29 May, more than 30 heads of state, ex-heads of state and international dignitaries - including President Nelson Mandela, Britain's Prince Charles and Germany's former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt - journeyed to Abuja to see military leader General Abdulsalami Abubakar hand power to retired General and now civilian President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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