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Friday, August 25, 2000

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  • The Real Survivors

    So by now you’ve all heard about that show Survivor. Wait! Don’t hit the stop button, please, hear us out They call it Reality TV. CBS survivors did their shtick on the island of Borneo in Malaysia. Today we are going to do our version of Reality Radio!

  • The Niger Delta–Clinton’s Trip to Nigeria

    President Clinton kicks off his second trip to Africa tomorrow with a high profile visit to Nigeria which he pointedly avoided in a 1998 trip to Africa. Then longtime dictator Sani Abacha was still in power. He was backed by the US throughout Clinton’s Administration. Well, at issue on this trip are a variety of issues including military aid, oil and debt reduction.

  • Private Warriors: Clinton’s Trip to Nigeria

    With President Clinton’s trip to Nigeria, there is a great deal of protest over the US deal-making with the Nigerian military; a military notorious for its human rights abuses. But Clinton’s visit is just the most recent move in a series of efforts to bolster Nigeria’s armed forces. And, though Clinton will not be traveling there, many human rights activists are concerned that US training and weapons will be used against the people of the oil rich Niger Delta.