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Friday, May 7, 2010

Nigeria's President Yar'Adua dies










Nigeria's President Yar'Adua dies

China's President Hu Jintao
China's President Hu Jintao (R) and Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this February 28, 2008 file photo. Yar'Adua has died at age 58 after a long illness, presidential aides said on May 5, 2010.…












Nigeria's President Yar'Adua dies

Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan
Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan (seen here) was sworn-in as president on Thursday, hours after the death of his predecessor Umaru Yar'Adua following a protracted illness.… Read more »
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Honor guard carries body to military jet
An honour guard carries the body of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua to a military jet at Abuja Airport that will take him for burial in the northern Nigerian town of Katsina, May 6, 2010. Thousands of mourners gathered in the northern Nigerian town of Katsina on Thursday for the burial of Yar'Adua, who died late on Wednesday in the capital Abuja after a long illness. Crowds flocked to the airport in Yar'Adua's arid hometown near the border with Niger, on the edge of the Sahara desert, to await the arrival of a military jet carrying his body.…

Body of Nigeria's late President Umaru Yar
The body of Nigeria's late President Umaru Yar'Adua is brought to a plane to be transported for burial in his home state of Katsina, at the airport in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 6, 2010. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as the president of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, just hours after the death of the oil-rich country's elected leader whose long illness had sparked a leadership crisis.…

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