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Wednesday, September 17, 1997

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  • Nigeria Advocacy Day

    Activists across the country are stepping up their fight against the Nigerian government of General Soni Abacha. Following a call by the 1,000 member US Conference of Mayors earlier in the summer for a swift restoration of human rights and democracy in the west African country, municipalities and cities nationwide have adopted resolutions against the Nigerian regime and calling for a boycott of oil-rich Nigeria.

  • Northern Ireland Peace Talks

    Peace talks between Britain and Irish Republicans began this week in Northern Ireland. But yesterday a bomb exploded at a police station outside Belfast, a blast which — if nothing else — highlighted the problems that lay ahead in any negotiated solution to the political crisis in Northern Ireland. There was no claim of responsibility for the bomb.