Hundreds killed in Nigeria

More than 500 people were killed in post-election violence in Nigeria last week. President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, was declared the winner of the 16 April election, defeating northern Muslim Muhammadu Buhari, the former military ruler . Observers said the vote was the most credible in Nigeria for decades, and world leaders have congratulated Jonathan. But Buhari says the count was rigged, and his supporters have refused to accept defeat. Nigeria is home to more than 250 ethnic groups. The majority of the Muslim population live in the north, while the south is predominantly Christian, although sizeable minorities live in both regions. The results, announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, showed Jonathan had more than 22m votes, compared to around 12m for Buhari. The Muslim dictator of Nigerian, i.e. Buhari is the Nigerian Mr. shit ! But he should look at Ivorian Mr. shit’s destiny, and how the people topple him after six months, and of course after a tragic and unnecessary violence and massacre, that the main responsible of it was the Ivorian dictator, the Ivorian Mr. shit. And now he should be brought to trial.

Churches, mosques, homes and shops in Nigeria were set on fire in the rioting. A military-enforced curfew was declared. More than 40,000 people were displaced by the violence. Nigeria could be another Ivory Coast. But Nigerian is really greater than Ivory Coast and its situation is more complicated. If fact, Nigeria, the great giant of Africa, with the largest population on the continent, i.e. 155 million, is awakening. Like Northern Africa and the Middle East, during the elections last week, Nigerian people wanted their vote to count, for disparities between the rich and poor to be reduced, and for access to education and health care. There are large disparities in access to education and health care for Nigerian girls and women . Improving women access to education and health care are so important, and they are considered as the key elements in building successful, sustainable democracies. We hope Nigeria could get rid of its Muslim fanatics and Christian fanatics very soon, and of course with a low cost.

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