In Depth Reports

  • Nigeria Votes (2003)

    31 March 2003

    Only two general elections in Nigeria have been organised by civilian governments since independence from Britain in 1960. In each case, the elections were marred by irregularities and violence. In each case, they were followed by military overthrows.

    The presidential, legislative and...

  • Ituri in Eastern DRC

    25 November 2002

    The northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region of Ituri is bracing itself for a new round of conflict, "ethnic cleansing" and civilian desperation, even as peace talks have concluded between the government and warring rebel factions, and most foreign troops have withdrawn from...

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