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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
By United Press International

Nigeria's leader under fire over missing $50B in oil money

ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- President Goodluck Jonathan is under growing pressure about top-level corruption in Nigeria's oil industry, with the central bank asking what happened to $50 billion in missing oil revenues and his political mentor, former president Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo complaining about massive fraud in the industry.
Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Members of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said they were attacked by supporters of newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe wins seventh term as president of Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- More than 60 percent of Zimbabweans who voted this week cast their ballots to give President Robert Mugabe a seventh term, election officials said Saturday.

Mugabe's party claims victory in Zimbabwean parliamentary elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The party of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe won a two-thirds majority in parliament in this week's elections, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission officials said.
Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai charged the presidential election was rigged by his rival, President Robert Mugabe, a charge Mugabe's party denies.

Report: Africa loses billions annually to corruption, tax evasion

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Tax avoidance, secret government deals and other illicit schemes cost African nations $38 billion a year, a U.N. panel said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Nigeria to pay $240 million for massacre

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Nigerian federal government has been ordered to pay nearly $240 million to a community raided by the military more than a dozen years ago, officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
By United Press International

Voters go to polls in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Voters went to the polls Sunday in Senegal after weeks of violent demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's attempt to seek a third term.

Obasanjo seeks to ease Senegal tensions

DAKAR, Senegal, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was in Senegal to meet with opposition leaders in an effort to ease tensions before Sunday's elections, officials said.

Statoil in punch up over Nigerian oil

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Norwegian energy giant Statoil said it was disputing claims by a Nigerian businessman that he is owed portions of the company's national revenue.

Warrants issued for two ex-Nigeria leaders

ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nigeria has issued international arrest warrants for two former government leaders under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, police said Thursday.

Doctor jailed in former first lady's death

MADRID, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A Spanish doctor who botched a cosmetic surgery has been sentenced to a year in prison for the death of a former first lady of Nigeria, officials said.

U.N. calls for implementing of agreements

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 9 (UPI) -- The United Nations and the African Union are calling on leaders in Congo take steps to implement agreements made for peace.

DR Congo peace talks making progress

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.N. officials facilitating peace talks between the Democratic Republic of the Congo government and rebel leaders say progress is being made.

U.N. envoy meets with DR Congo rebels

JOMBA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.N. special envoy Olusegun Obasanjo met Sunday with a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader in Jomba as new fighting flared elsewhere, officials said.

Atlantic Eye: Knock Mugabe off his perch

RABAT, Morocco, July 14 (UPI) -- African leaders, led by South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki, have blathered diligently and said nothing about the disgraceful conduct of Zimbabwe’s strongman Robert Mugabe. The notable exceptions are the ANC’s Chairman Jacob Zuma and Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The half-hearted approach is an insult to the African people and does nothing to help the African continent move forward.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Nigeria: Probing council invites Obasanjo

CALABAR, Nigeria, April 3 (UPI) -- Nigerian investigators looking into power sector contracts plan to question former President Olusegun Obasanjo, officials said.

Analysis: Shell pipeline fires continue

Two fires have ignited in recent days along Royal Dutch Shell pipelines in the oil-rich Niger Delta, prompting speculation militant groups were behind the incidents.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Nigerian Democrats elect new leader

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 9 (UPI) -- Vincent Ogbulafor is the new leader of the People's Democratic Party in Nigeria, following a party convention in Abuja.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008.
By United Press International

Analysis: Nigeria to honor Cameroon ruling

Nigeria has agreed to honor an International Court of Justice ruling to hand over the potentially resource-rich Bakassi Peninsula to neighboring Cameroon.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: IMF wants eye on Nigerian budget

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Nigeria should keep a close eye on its multibillion-dollar oil industry if it wants to preserve its increasing, albeit still fragile, economic growth, according to the International Monetary Fund.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent
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