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Worldview for 10.14.11

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is from the troubled Niger Delta region.

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Last month in Lagos, statesmen, political scientists, lawyers and civil society groups gathered at a conference to examine the current state of Nigerian politics and to honor Northwestern University professor Richard Joseph for his landmark book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria: The Fall of the Second Republic. Jerome caught up with Joseph to talk about where Africa’s most populous nation is heading. And, we learn about a growing number of support groups in Nigeria for HIV-positive adults whose partners abandoned them. Also, in August 1972, the dictator Idi Amin announced that all Asians had 90 days to leave Uganda. We hear from Ugandan Asians who remember the traumatic exodus.

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