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April 29, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reuben Onyewikpe Loveday, a farmer in the depressed swamplands of the Niger River Delta, nostalgically remembers the days when he could make a healthy living off his three acres of land. Bountiful yields of yams, cassava and plantains and reliable catches from his fish pond used to guarantee him about $8,000 a year--a handsome sum in a country where the annual per capita income hovers around $320.
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July 28, 2002 | GLENN McKENZIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
Milk bottles at the ready, Irene Okon Edem cradles two wide-eyed orphans in her arms while a third hangs precociously on her neck. "Stop it," the 23-year-old Nigerian gently scolds one of them, named Buster, who then bites his lip and tugs her hair mischievously.
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July 28, 2002 | GLENN McKENZIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
Milk bottles at the ready, Irene Okon Edem cradles two wide-eyed orphans in her arms while a third hangs precociously on her neck. "Stop it," the 23-year-old Nigerian gently scolds one of them, named Buster, who then bites his lip and tugs her hair mischievously.
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April 29, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reuben Onyewikpe Loveday, a farmer in the depressed swamplands of the Niger River Delta, nostalgically remembers the days when he could make a healthy living off his three acres of land. Bountiful yields of yams, cassava and plantains and reliable catches from his fish pond used to guarantee him about $8,000 a year--a handsome sum in a country where the annual per capita income hovers around $320.
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