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voices from the African Continent: Focus on Nígería Nigerian History Late 15th century: Nigeria starts to be affected by the transatlantic slave trade led by the Portuguese, from whom the Christian religion is initially adopted 18th century: British replace Portuguese as the driving force of the slave trade 1851: Lagos is invaded by British forces and formally annexed in 1865 1901: Nigeria becomes a British protectorate 1914: British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria joined October 1, 1960: Independence movement succeeds in gaining the country's independence from Britain. 1963: Nigeria becomes a republic but remains a member of Commonwealth 1966: Nigerian republic surrenders to military rule 1967: a separatist movement leads to the "Republic of Biafra" and the three-year Nigerian Civil war breaks out with over 1 million people losing their lives 1979: Nigeria becomes a single republic again, but the military seize power again in 1983 1993: plans to establish a 3rd republic are dissolved by Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha. After his death in 1998, a 4th republic is established in 1999, after almost three decades of military rule. President Obasanjo rules until 2007, from 2004 under emergency legislation. In 2007 umaru Yar'Adua is elected as President, but dies after a long illness in 2010 In 2005 Ebele Jonathan loses the elections against Muhammadu Buhari, who...

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is still President today Obasanjo, Jonathan and Buhari were all at one time in their career military generals Nigeria today General Information: Country's official name is "Federal Republic of Nigeria"; it is located on the western coast of Africa. The capital is Abuja, the largest and most important city is Lagos. Due to its booming economy and large population it is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa". The country's geography is diverse, with climates ranging from arid to human/equatorial. Culture: With its many languages spoken by various ethnic groups, Nigeria has a very rich and diverse national culture. Nigeria is also known for its English language literature. Society: Nigeria is considered to be the 7th most populous country in the world and the most populous one in Africa, with the world's 3rd highest youth population after China and India. Primary education, free and compulsory, begins at the age six and lasts for six years. Secondary education is free and compulsory for three years. There are 400 universities in Nigeria. The population is halb urban, half rural. Over 500 languages are spoken by the more than 250 ethnic groups living in Nigeria. English serves as the official language. In addition to English, Hausa, Yoruba, igbo, Fula and English Creole are widely spoken. Many of languages exist in written form. Just over 50% of the population are Muslim (mainly in the north), about 48% are Christian of various denominations. Economy and environment: Nígería is regarded as an emerging global power, due to its oil and natural gas industry, especially in the south of the country challenges: Nigeria's rapidly growing population causes several problems, e.g. poverty, the inability to provide enough food for everyone without having to rely on food imports ● inequality between men and women religious tension between the two major groups is rising -> religious fundamentalism can be noticed in both Muslim and Christian communities, a major cause being the uneven distribution of natural resources and hence wealth Terrorism : Boko Haram is responsible for numerous attacks and the abduction of school children Biafran conflict between the Igbo's and Yoruba's

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voices from the African Continent: Focus on Nígería Nigerian History Late 15th century: Nigeria starts to be affected by the transatlantic slave trade led by the Portuguese, from whom the Christian religion is initially adopted 18th century: British replace Portuguese as the driving force of the slave trade 1851: Lagos is invaded by British forces and formally annexed in 1865 1901: Nigeria becomes a British protectorate 1914: British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria joined October 1, 1960: Independence movement succeeds in gaining the country's independence from Britain. 1963: Nigeria becomes a republic but remains a member of Commonwealth 1966: Nigerian republic surrenders to military rule 1967: a separatist movement leads to the "Republic of Biafra" and the three-year Nigerian Civil war breaks out with over 1 million people losing their lives 1979: Nigeria becomes a single republic again, but the military seize power again in 1983 1993: plans to establish a 3rd republic are dissolved by Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha. After his death in 1998, a 4th republic is established in 1999, after almost three decades of military rule. President Obasanjo rules until 2007, from 2004 under emergency legislation. In 2007 umaru Yar'Adua is elected as President, but dies after a long illness in 2010 In 2005 Ebele Jonathan loses the elections against Muhammadu Buhari, who...

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is still President today Obasanjo, Jonathan and Buhari were all at one time in their career military generals Nigeria today General Information: Country's official name is "Federal Republic of Nigeria"; it is located on the western coast of Africa. The capital is Abuja, the largest and most important city is Lagos. Due to its booming economy and large population it is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa". The country's geography is diverse, with climates ranging from arid to human/equatorial. Culture: With its many languages spoken by various ethnic groups, Nigeria has a very rich and diverse national culture. Nigeria is also known for its English language literature. Society: Nigeria is considered to be the 7th most populous country in the world and the most populous one in Africa, with the world's 3rd highest youth population after China and India. Primary education, free and compulsory, begins at the age six and lasts for six years. Secondary education is free and compulsory for three years. There are 400 universities in Nigeria. The population is halb urban, half rural. Over 500 languages are spoken by the more than 250 ethnic groups living in Nigeria. English serves as the official language. In addition to English, Hausa, Yoruba, igbo, Fula and English Creole are widely spoken. Many of languages exist in written form. Just over 50% of the population are Muslim (mainly in the north), about 48% are Christian of various denominations. Economy and environment: Nígería is regarded as an emerging global power, due to its oil and natural gas industry, especially in the south of the country challenges: Nigeria's rapidly growing population causes several problems, e.g. poverty, the inability to provide enough food for everyone without having to rely on food imports ● inequality between men and women religious tension between the two major groups is rising -> religious fundamentalism can be noticed in both Muslim and Christian communities, a major cause being the uneven distribution of natural resources and hence wealth Terrorism : Boko Haram is responsible for numerous attacks and the abduction of school children Biafran conflict between the Igbo's and Yoruba's