Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua dies

Nigerian president Umaru Yar'Adua died between 9:30 and 10:30 pm (2030 and 2130 GMT) Wednesday, several local media reported. He is expected to be buried Thursday in his native northern Katsina home, according to Muslim rites. Yar'Adua's death comes at a difficult time for Africa's most populous nation. Muslim-Christian violence erupted in central Nigeria earlier this year in which hundreds of people were killed, and there has been renewed unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta. Read more….

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