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World 15 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - "Godfathers" still key as Nigeria gears up for polls

LAGOS (Reuters) - The run-up to elections in one of Nigeria's most politically turbulent states suggests the country has learned little from flawed polls almost three years ago and that the 2011 presidential race will once again be chaotic.

World 08 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

INDONESIA ELECTION EYE - Police warn over poll disputes

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The following is a snapshot of recent developments in Indonesia's election campaign.

World 12 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian voting change aims for cleaner politics

JAKARTA (Reuters) - For the first time, candidates that win Indonesia's April 9 parliamentary elections will be the ones that actually become the MPs, a step towards more effective legislation and greater accountability among legislators.

World 12 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian voting change aims for cleaner politics

JAKARTA (Reuters) - For the first time, candidates that win Indonesia's April 9 parliamentary elections will be the ones that actually become the MPs, a step towards more effective legislation and greater accountability among legislators.

World 29 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Nigerian army intervenes to end clashes in city

JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Authorities in the central Nigerian city of Jos extended a curfew and ordered the army to shoot on sight on Saturday to stop more clashes between ethnic and religious gangs after fighting killed scores of people.

World 29 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Nigerian army intervenes to end clashes in city

JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Authorities in the central Nigerian city of Jos extended a curfew and ordered the army to shoot on sight on Saturday to stop more clashes between ethnic and religious gangs after fighting killed scores of people.

World 29 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

NEWSMAKER - Unheralded Yar'Adua to lead Nigeria

ABUJA (Reuters) - Six months ago, few Nigerians knew the name of Umaru Yar'Adua and even fewer could have predicted he would be their next president.

World 23 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Monitors, opposition reject Nigeria vote

ABUJA (Reuters) - International and local monitors rejected Nigeria's election as a failure on Sunday in scathing verdicts on the first handover from one civilian president to another.

World 23 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Nigeria ruling party heads for victory in flawed vote

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's ruling party looked headed for victory in a presidential election which independent monitors and the opposition said on Sunday was deeply flawed.

World 23 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Yar'Adua set to win Nigerian presidential poll

ABUJA (Reuters) - Ruling party candidate Umaru Yar'Adua looked set to win Nigeria's presidential poll on Monday, early results showed, but monitors condemned the vote as a blow to the country becoming a beacon of democracy for Africa.