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Vol 51 No 21

Published 22nd October 2010


Nigeria

The gangs of Port Harcourt

After the Abuja bombings, the political process turns back to the Niger Delta, where militants are frustrated by the aftermath of the amnesty deal

Bomb blasts in Abuja on 1 October killed twelve people. They could foretell more trouble to come and it is still not clear who was responsible, despite an e-mail purporting to come from a loose affiliation of militant groups in the Niger Delta (AC Vol 51 No 20). President Goodluck Jonathan, who is from the Delta, faces calls for his impeachment from northern rivals for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential nomination. National and state elections, due in January, are expected to be delayed until April, giving candidates more time to fill their war chests.

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