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Journalists parade outside the parliament building in Harare

Fire and Fury in Lagos
Mystery and anger surround explosions at a military barracks and arms depot in Lagos, in which more than 1,000 people were killed. Nearly 500 others — mostly children — are unaccounted for. The blasts, in the residential district of Ikeja, lasted for hours, propelling shells and burning debris for miles around and sending thousands fleeing for their lives. In the stampede, hundreds of terrified people drowned in two canals. As the army and both houses of Nigeria’s legislature began inquiries into the disaster, anger rose over the government’s past failure to move...

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