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Tuesday, March 2, 1999

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  • Nigerian Elections

    Nigerian president-elect Olusegun Obansajo, a former general in the Nigerian military, urged his defeated rival, former finance minister Olu Falae, to accept the outcome of a disputed weekend election and join him to revive the West African nation.

  • Race and Class in U.S. Criminal Justice System

    Thousands of people are expected to gather today in Albany to call for a repeal of the Rockefeller drug laws, which establish minimum sentencing for drug offenses and have filled New York’s prisons with first-time and minor drug offenders. Critics of the laws say that they are racist because they establish much higher penalties for the possession of crack cocaine, which is more commonly used by African Americans, than for powder cocaine, which is favored by whites.