Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 23, 2003
WAR: Nigerian Elections

The recent elections in Nigeria, leading to a victory for incumbent president Olusegun Obasanjo, are being disputed by the opposition, although it's not immediately clear how serious that is. Africapundit (permalinks broken) seems pretty pessimistic about the willingness of the international community to force Obasanjo to take some of the more significant complaints seriously. I'm sort of personally interested in this story, because the opposition vice presidential candidate, Chuba Okadigbo, is the father of one of my roommates from law school. Nigeria, of course, is an important country in many ways: Africa's most populous nation, rich and growing richer in natural resources (especially oil), centrally located in West/Central Africa, and divided among booming Catholic and Muslim populations. I can only wish them well.

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