Thursday, July 9, 1998

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  • Puerto Rico General Strike Wraps Up-Plans to Continue Struggle

    The biggest labor protest in Puerto Rico’s history ended last night. The 48-hour general strike was called to protest the sale of the state telephone company to a consortium led by Connecticut-based GTE. Union leaders say some 500,00 people took part in the demonstrations and 6,400 phone company workers are still on strike. Labor leaders are thinking about calling it off in favor of periodic one-day walkouts.

  • Reactions to Nigerian Current Events

    Analysis of Abubakar’s decision to dissolve the Nigerian cabinet. Also, reactions to Abubakar’s "crocodile tears" over Moshood Abiola’s death.

  • Changing Political Climate Divides Nigerians

    Moshood Abiola’s death has underscored, for many Nigerians and those in the International community, the vulnerability of Nigeria’s binding ties. Under British colonial rule, tensions were fostered between the Moslem-dominated Hausa Fulani North and the mainly Chirstian Yoruba South. Despite those and other strains Nigeria held together. Some Nigerians are now calling for the breakup of the country.