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Beneath the surface - hope and anger in the Niger Delta

21.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/NIgerDelta.jpgA community’s quest for justice. Oil companie's pursuit of benefit. A region in the heart of Africa and the human cost of living in it. Oil and conflict in the Niger Delta are strongly interconnected. The story takes us from 1999, the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and others, and the massacre of citizens in Odi in Bayesala, in which 2.500 civilians were killed and typifies the oppression in the region, to today. Nigeria’s oil reserves are at the heart of this conflict.

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