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Election fever...

| 09:15 UK time, Friday, 20 April 2007

France will vote in the first round of it's election this weekend, and as I mentioned yesterday, Nigerians are still expecting to go to the polls despite protests in the country threatening to put a stop to it's election.

France seems pretty undecided, and it could be tough to call, but right wing candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, who came a surprise second in the 2002 election, is feeling confident. France can expect an “enormous double surprise” he told reporters. Well, he's surprised us before. Is France going to make a right move?

Nigeria's two main opposition presidential candidates have said they will not boycott Saturday's polls and will run individually. We'll be in the Faze 2 Nigerian restaurant in North London talking about the weekend's events on Monday, but shall we hear from people in Nigeria for a look ahead today?

Somalia
Fighting in Somalia has continued, and the UN have warned of a humanitarian crisis if it continues. More than 200,000 people have fled their homes, and aid workers say the city is inhabited only by fighters and men protecting the remains of their property. It could be difficult talking to people there, but I think we need to try.

Bollywood wedding
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, the golden couple of Bollywood, marry in Mumbai today. It's a three day affair, and a pretty private one at that, despite it attracting the attentions of the international media. Are you interested in hearing more about it?

Balkanization

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