Monday, January 5, 1998

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  • Ogoni Day

    Nigerian security forces this weekend raided several Ogoni villages in the southeastern part of the oil rich West African country and arrested dozens of independence activists in a bid to stop annual Ogoni Day celebrations.

  • Cuba

    Four thousand journalists and support workers from the United States will be headed to Havana, Cuba, later this month to cover the visit of Pope John Paul II.

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