MEND has threatened to resume attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta and kidnapping of foreigners, ending a four-month ceasefire. The threat follows the arrest of a factional leader of MEND, Henry Okah, in Angola on arms trafficking. “With effect from 12 midnight today, Sunday September 23, 2007, we will commence attacks on installations … Read More
Wire reports are claiming that gunmen have kidnapped the two-year-old daughter of a Shell worker in Port Harcourt. The child was abducted when the unidentified gunmen raided her father’s residence in the city on Wednesday night. “We have information that the daughter of one of our staffers was kidnapped. We appeal for an early release … Read More
The Iraqi oil official kidnapped with four others on Tuesday was in charge of Iraq’s exploration and production, a key role, especially for a Sunni. Abdel-Jabar al-Wagaa, a deputy minister and top assistant to the oil minister, was taken by a group of men in official uniforms and vehicles.
Africa and oil is often a deadly and violent mix and if the Chinese thought they would escape being targeted then they will have to think again. This time the turmoil is in the East of the continent in Ethiopia. Somali rebels from the Ogaden National Liberation front have killed seventy-four workers at a Chinese … Read More