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Vol 49 No 1

Published 11th January 2008

Kingmakers and charlatans

Nigeria’s presidential contenders head for the courts while Ghana’s political veterans head for the hustings

A difficult year lies ahead for Nigerians as the political class manoeuvres for advantage in the aftermath of the chaotically rigged elections of April 2007. Legal chicanery, political chaos, financial meltdown and regional violence will all test a country which has grown accustomed to permanent crisis management.

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