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Sahara Reporters

Last December I met the impressive Omoyele Sowore, founder of Nigerian online news site, Sahara Reporters. I was chairing an independent media panel in Brooklyn ahead of the World Social…..

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Yar'Adua est mort

Al Jazeera English is first out of the gate with an analysis of the life of the Nigerian President who died yesterday, but has been bedridden and in hiding for…..

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Good luck, Mr Jonathan

I could not resist the pun on the new Nigerian President’s name. Al-Jazeera English this week showed gruesome footage of Nigerian soldiers and police executing innocent people in broad daylight……

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The Case of the Missing President

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