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Nigerian state launches anti-rumour campaign

A campaign to stamp out the spreading of rumours in Bayelsa, the home state of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, is now underway.

Nigeria set to overtake SA as Africa’s biggest economy

Economists expect Nigeria, already the continent's most populous nation and largest oil producer, to soon overtake South Africa in terms of GDP.

Nigeria pressured to end Boko Haram violence

Boko Haram has killed hundreds in attacks that authorities have been unable to stop, prompting calls for talks to bring an end to the bloodshed.

Lagos sits at the centre of Africa’s population boom

Nigeria is the continent's most populist country with around 160-million people, and the UN estimates it could grow to around 400-million by 2050.

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan sworn in with nation divided

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in on Sunday following an election seen as the fairest in two decades.

Calls mount for Aristide to return to Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide was forced out of Haiti, but the suffering wrought by last month's earthquake has intensified calls for his return.

Haitians who survived destruction face new fear

Haitians who survived last month's devastating earthquake that killed more than 200 000 now face a fear: rain.

Haiti mourns one month after devastating quake

Haiti on Friday marks the one-month anniversary of the devastating quake that killed more than 210 000 people.

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