Monday, May 30, 2011

Goodluck, Nigeria

At least 14 people were killed by a series of bombings in Nigeria on Sunday.  The attacks, occurring in bars across the country, came just hours after the country's 14th president, Goodluck Jonathan, was sworn into office.
Upon taking office, President Jonathan cited electoral reform and anti-corruption as the spotlight of his administration, after coming into office under "very sad... circumstances."  Nigerian security agencies have launched investigations to help subdue the criminals and quell the unrest caused by the election decision. 

Nigeria is pseudo-segregated between the Southern Christians and the primarily northern Muslim.  President Jonathan is a southern Christian himself.  His victory in the election is seen as a disruption in the country's agreement, which alternates power between the Christians and Muslim parties every two terms.

7 comments:

  1. Well, I'm sure this will turn out to be good news.

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  2. With soaring inflation, roaming bands of kill-squads, random bombings is last thing the country needs.

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  3. Wow I didn't hear about this. Weren't the football team playing that day? That was all I heard about Nigeria that day.

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  4. wow cool, i never new a country like this existed

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