Articles by Glenn Mckenzie

Nigerian Strike Threatens Oil Exports

  • 10 June 04
  • The Associated Press
Many banks, schools and stores shuttered their doors Wednesday in Nigerian cities where guilds representing millions of workers embarked on a general strike to protest fuel price increases.

Peacekeepers Find Chaos, Bodies at Rebel Port

  • 11 August 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. and West African military officers ventured into Monrovia's rebel-held port for the first time and found aid warehouses looted and corpses floating by the docks.

At Least 105 Killed in Nigerian Fuel Explosion

  • 23 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Gushing fuel exploded from a vandalized pipeline in rural southeastern Nigeria, killing at least 105 villagers as they scavenged the leaking gasoline, Red Cross authorities and witnesses said Saturday.

Nigerian Incumbent Leads in Tense Poll

  • 22 April 03
  • The Associated Press
President Olusegun Obasanjo took a commanding lead in early voting returns that could bring Nigeria's first successful transition from one civilian government to another.

Riots Force Pageant Out of Nigeria

  • 25 November 02
  • The Associated Press
Fearing a resurgence of bloodletting, hundreds of residents took advantage of the first day of calm Sunday to flee the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna after religious rioting killed more than 200 people.

Defiant Beauty Queens Fly to Nigeria

  • 13 November 02
  • The Associated Press
Beauty queens from more than 80 nations have jetted into Nigeria to compete in the Miss World pageant, defying calls for a boycott to protest death-by-stoning sentences imposed on Nigerian Muslim women for having sex outside marriage.

Nigerian Woman Appeals Against Stoning Sentence

  • 19 March 02
  • The Associated Press
Safiya Hussaini admits having a baby several years after divorcing her husband, but denies it was adultery -- a crime that has made her the first person sentenced to death by stoning under Islamic law implemented in a dozen Nigerian states.