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More Facebook friends may mean more instability for African leaders, data shows

Africa-focused blogger Ethan Zuckerman has analyzed some data that Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan may want to take a look at. Zuckerman stumbled upon some Africa-related datasets, the most interesting of which lists the number of Facebook friends that various African leaders have. Goodluck Jonathan is the most popular, boasting 341,759…

Tunisia asks Saudi Arabia to extradite Ben Ali

TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisia said Sunday it had officially asked Saudi Arabia to extradite deposed strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali whom it accused of “several serious crimes”. A foreign ministry statement cited by the state news agency TAP said an official request had been sent through diplomatic channels for…