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The violent response from President Bingu wa Mutharika’s security forces prompted international condemnation from the United States, the European Union and former ruler Britain.
Officials said more than 500 people were arrested during the unrest.
President proposes term limits
LAGOS — Nigeria’s president is proposing limiting the president and governors to one term.
A spokesman for President Goodluck Jonathan says the term would be extended from the current four years. Reuben Abati said Tuesday the president is “concerned about the acrimony which the issue of re-election every four years generates.”
He said elections also are becoming too expensive to hold every four years.
Mr. Abati said legislators also should have longer terms but can serve multiple terms. The National Assembly will vote on the measure, which he said will take effect in 2015.
Mr. Jonathan was elected to his first full term in April after he took the post after the president’s death.
Post-election rioting and reprisal attacks left at least 500 people dead and forced 40,000 to flee their homes across the country’s north.
GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency condemned Tuesday Sudan’s deportation of asylum-seekers to Eritrea, which left one person dead and another one unconscious in the hospital.
“One of them, aged 23, died from his injuries while the second, aged 17, is in the hospital and unconscious. … Another four asylum-seekers were deported despite the incident, including an adolescent,” added the UNHCR.
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