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Battle for Oil in Nigeria

 
 
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"The river Niger delta, where the country's hydrocarbon deposits are concentrated, is in the hands of two big western companies, who exploit the oil on behalf of the government and distribute the proceeds. Conscious of having been dispossessed, the ethnic groups who inhabit the delta have been stepping up peaceful protest and armed resistance in support of their demands for more income for the local communities."

From Le Monde: February 1999
 


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