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- Nigeria lost one of its most iconic, out-spoken and passionate advocates for social and environmental justice last week with the cruelly early death of Oronto Douglas at the age of forty eight.
- The wave of anti-fracking protests sweeping the globe have now spread as far as North Africa.
- A new wave of anger, manifesting in large protests, is sweeping through Nigeria’s Ogoni region.
- Today is the nineteen anniversary of the muder of the writer, Ken Saro-Wiwa, by the Nigerian junta for his campaign against the oil giant Shell.
- If there is one country where Shell’s broken promises ring hollower than anywhere else it is in Nigeria.
- It has all the ingredients for an international blockbuster novel: The stunning setting of Africa’s oldest National park, home to half of all the species on the African continent, including one if its most endangered and iconic animals, the Mountain Gorilla.
- The fact that a Dutch court has found Shell guilty in its home country will now set a huge precedent for further claims.
- On Monday morning, Shell's “Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division” emailed 71,900 employees. But that division doesn't exist.
- The advert in the weekend edition of the Financial Times is heart-warming... from Shell?
- Yet more evidence that Shell is still at heart of the vortex of violence that continues in the Niger Delta. Platform, the oil industry watchdog which is based in London, has released a great briefing paper, called Dirty Work, which examines Shell’s security spending in Nigeria. The story is covered in today’s Guardian newspaper. The...
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