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Nigeria

10 August 2009

Inter Press Service News Agency

Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua is embarking on an ambitious move to end armed insurgency in the country's oil-rich Niger Delta region. Under a government initiative which started on Aug, 6, militants in the region have 60 days to hand over their arms in return for a presidential amnesty, unconditional pardon and reintegration programme. As the first week of the amnesty period draws to a close, only a few weapons have been handed over at designated screening... (GunPolicy.org)

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