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1970: The Nigerian Civil War ends, leaving a total of over 1 million people dead from war, starvation, and disease.

Today: In 1999 and 2000, under the rule of President Olusegon Obasanjo (elected in 1999), rival religious and tribal groups continue centuries- old conflicts with violent rioting; in one riot, over 300 people are killed in hand-to-hand fighting. Shortages of food and fuel, as well as power blackouts, exacerbate the situation, and the country teeters on the brink of another civil war.

1970: The illiteracy rate in Nigeria is 86% for females and 65% for males. Today: The illiteracy rate in Nigeria has decreased to 48% for females and 30% for males.

1970: Nigeria experiences one of the world's worst famines in the wake of the Civil War.

Today: The country of Nigeria remains today in the condition of massive debt, poverty, and inflation into which it plunged in the 1980s, following a period of unprecedented prosperity (brought on...

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