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US to expand anti-terror, oil interests in Africa

GUNS AND MONEY The US plans to bolster its counter-terrorism campaign in the region and to have access to the energy resources of Nigeria, the continent's largest oil producer


About half of Nigeria's people are Muslim. Osama Bin Laden purportedly marked the country for liberation in release posted on the Internet earlier last year.

The country is led by a Christian president and has seen deadly spates of Christian-Muslim violence, although most Nigerians live peacefully in mixed-religion areas.

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