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April 12th, 2012
02:57 AM ET

Healing after Liberia's Civil War

A CNN Writer-Producer returns to Liberia to find it has changed in many positive ways.

Brenda Bush is from Liberia. She spoke to Jonathan Mann about returning to her homeland, and about her American born daughter deciding to move there.

Filed under: Africa • backstory • Interviews • journalists
January 11th, 2012
04:58 PM ET

Protests over fuel prices rise in Nigeria

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Filed under: Africa • backstory • Interviews • journalists • Nigeria
April 21st, 2011
10:50 PM ET

Nigeria's New President

(CNN) Post-election violence continues in northern Nigeria, highlighting the deep divide between the mostly Muslim north and the majority Christian south. On Friday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan warned armed protesters that “enough was enough”.

The incumbent won the April 16th election against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, sparking chaos in the north. The violence has killed more than 150 people and displaced thousands from their homes.

Our Christian Purefoy was at the polls during the presidential election and witnessed the moment when the winner was announced.


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April 14th, 2011
07:23 PM ET

After some delay, Nigeria heads to the polls

Nigerian voters are heading to the polls again this weekend, as part of the country's three-week long election season.  This time, they'll choose a new president.  Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is widely considered the favorite; his People's Democratic Party has won every presidential race since military rule came to an end in Nigeria in 1999.

The week after that, Nigerians will vote for local governors.

The first round of voting was delayed for a week, after many areas reported they hadn't yet received the materials needed at polling stations.  It was a source of frustration for many Nigerians, who were eager to begin casting the ballots they hope will bring big change to their country.

Christian Purefoy was there as people finally got their chance to vote.

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