Regions / Nigeria

In the wake of the environmental disaster caused by the 20 April explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the oil multinational was immediately pressured into providing adequate compensation by the US government. This is an experience palpably not shared by Nigerian people in the face of another multinational, Shell, in the country's Niger Delta.
The Nigerian military's joint task force is fighting its own people over access to oil-rich land. The international community needs to push for greater humanitarian access and peaceful resistance efforts in the Niger Delta region.

Oil Trip

Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.
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