1. Protest

    Nigeria Ends Strike

    Angry youths protest and shout slogan in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.  For the first time since protests erupted over spiraling fuel prices, soldiers barricaded key roads Monday in Nigeria's two biggest cities as the president offered a concession to stem demonstrations that he said were being stoked by provocateurs seeking anarchy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Sunday Alamba / AP Photo

    A partial victory for Nigerian protesters came Monday after a weeklong general strike. President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Monday his decision to partly restore the fuel subsidy that he'd suddenly cut. Under the agreement, Nigeria's gas prices will drop to $2.27 a gallon from $3.50—though still far above the previous price of $1.70. Jonathan's decision to end the country's $8 billion fuel subsidy and effectively double the cost of gas enraged Nigerians, three fourths of whom live on about a dollar a day.

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