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Vol 50 No 17

Published 28th August 2009


Nigeria

Theatre, peace and votes in the Delta

The surrender of about 1,000 militants in the Niger Delta was superbly choreographed. With hundreds of guns behind him, Ebikabowei Victor Ben - better known as 'General Boyloaf '- took off his camouflage jacket to reveal a T-shirt reading 'peace is golden' before embracing Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva, who helped negotiate the 60-day amnesty.

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