by Ade Obisesan
ORU-IJEBU, Nigeria, July 11 (AFP)
- More than a decade after they began fleeing Africa's brutal civil wars,
the forgotten exiles in this Nigerian camp are still striving to survive.
As the world's attention drifts to new
conflicts and famines, more than 3,000 African refugees, mainly Sierra
Leoneans and Liberians, have learned that they must fend for themselves.
"I have to survive. We are at a
crossroad. We survive in a pit of poverty," says Dennis Popei, a Liberian
accountant who fled the fighting in his country in September 1990.