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World Bank directors to decide on new leader

(April 21st, 2012)

        Listen to this story David Brancaccio: Right at the center of so many developing economies? The World Bank. Today the Bank’s directors are picking a new new president. The U.S. has nominated one candidate, and historically the American choice gets the job. But for the first time, there’s another contender — […]

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Sectarian strife roils Nigeria amid strike

(January 10th, 2012)

An attack targeting Muslims leaves one dead in Nigeria’s largely Christian south. A nationwide strike over the end of fuel subsidies continues for a second day. January 10, 2012|By Gretchen L. Wilson and Victor Okhai, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, and — Unrest continued to spread across Nigeria on Tuesday amid new […]

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Christmas mass in Nigeria rocked by terrorist bombing

(December 25th, 2011)

A radical Muslim sect claims responsibility for the blast, which killed 35 people. December 25, 2011|By Gretchen L. Wilson | Times staff writer REPORTING FROM JOHANNESBURG — A bomb blast during Christmas mass left 35 people dead and dozens wounded at a Nigerian church near the nation’s capital of Abuja. The radical Muslim sect Boko […]

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Oil attack puts Nigeria in sticky place

(June 29th, 2009)

Oil prices were dropping until a major militant group in Nigeria said it attacked a Royal Dutch Shell oil platform. Gretchen Wilson reports there are questions about whether Nigeria’s government can quell the violence.

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Nigeria’s efforts at peace in oil sector

(September 11th, 2008)

Determined to quell militant violence in the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta, the Nigerian government has set up peace talks and established a ministry for the region. Gretchen Wilson explains.

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Fighting for Nigeria’s oil

(June 24th, 2008)

Militant attacks on oil rigs in Nigeria have caused the loss of around 300,000 barrels a day. Scott Jagow talks to Gretchen Wilson in Africa about what the militants want and what governments are doing to control the situation.

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