iOS app Android app

Niger Delta

Nigeria's Peace Path: Can Lessons from the Oil-Rich South Defeat Boko Haram?

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 05.19.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

The human development indicators that are beginning to improve in the Niger Delta appear to transcend short-term political cycles. Of course, there is still no room to be sanguine about Southeast Nigeria.

'The Whole River Is Full Of Oil'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria, Dec 2 (Reuters) - A large oil spill near Nigeria's Brass facility, run by ENI, has spread through t...

Shell To Negotiate With Nigerians Over Oil Spill

AP | By CARLEY PETESCH | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community ...

Timbuktu Before the Storm

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

My first trip to Timbuktu occurred in 2003, long before this current conflict. I arrived in Timbuktu and the air emitted a certain respect for history. The architectural structure reminded me that I was in the midst of a city of knowledge that had existed for hundreds of years.

Delta Boys: Powerful Documentary Chronicles Niger Delta Oil Struggle

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Nigeria suffers the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez oil spill every year, as it has each of the last 50 years of oil exploitation.

Big Oil Pleads Immunity From Prosecution for Human Rights Crimes

Michael Marx | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

Only two years after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Shell is asking the same judges to accept that corporations are immune from prosecution for human rights violations because they are not people under the law.

Kidnapped Soccer Player Freed

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.10.2012 | Sports

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Police on Sunday night rescued midfielder Christian Obodo, a player for Italy's Udinese football club now on loan to Lecce, a day af...

The Niger Delta Problem: Can It Be Resolved this Decade?

Atim Oton | Posted 01.26.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

I was born in the Niger Delta, and lived in the Niger Delta in Nigeria until I came to the U.S. In some ways, I can be considered a child of big oil -- Mobil Oil -- to be specific. But I own no oil fields and none of my family works in the oil sector.

Republicans Keen to Kill America's Only Peace Agency -- Forever

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We need vital institutions in this country that have no political agenda and no partisan bias. USIP convenes the left and the right, the civilian and the military, the national and the international players.

Nigeria: Crucifying Democracy on a Cross of Corruption

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

If the United States permits international politics to hijack the rule of law at home, then democracy and rule of law abroad will falter, especially in places like Nigeria.

Nigeria on the Brink: A Rejoinder

Howard F. Jeter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard F. Jeter

Former Ambassador John Campbell's recent article, "Nigeria on the Brink," reduces the country to two monolithic, antagonistic and inexorably colliding blocs, one Northern, the other Southern.

PHOTOS: California, The Andes, China, And 6 More Of The Most Polluted Places In The World

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

From the highways of Los Angeles to the Citarum River of Bandung, Indonesia, earth's most polluted city of Linfen, China to the streets of London, the...

With Attention on the Gulf, Niger Delta Oil Spills Continue

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The delta is the third-largest wetland in the world. Farmland and fishing should be a source of income for 31 million inhabitants. However, the oil-saturated water has destroyed most crops and fish stock.

Oil Pollution in the Niger Delta: Whose Fault?

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

Nigerian commentators have been bemused by popular anger against BP. They claim that the Niger Delta has suffered spillage equal to an Exxon Valdez each year for many decades with little Western indignation or even notice.

Deceptively Green - But the Food Crisis in Niger Is Worsening

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

The greening of Niger only masks the food crisis which is now at its peak, affecting more than seven million people, about half the population.

What Does King Abdullah Know?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

No matter where you look, it is becoming increasingly clear that tomorrow's oil supply is going to come from very different places than today's.

From Alaska to the Gulf & The Niger Delta, With The Party of BP

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

American Conservatives from Joe Barton to Rand Paul and Sarah Palin have expressed outrage that the President Obama would use the the power of his o...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggarman, Thief

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

When the multi-nationals barge into Afghanistan with their massive earth-moving equipment and begin to scrape the wealth out of the stony Afghan mountains, expect the worst.

BP Is an It, not a They

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ryan

Companies have no feelings. It's not that BP is cold; BP has no temperature at all. It's time we recognized corporations for the ravenous reptilian entities they are and always have been.

Gulf Oil Spill Pales In Comparison To Nigeria's Plight

The Observer | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"We see frantic efforts being made to stop the spill in the US," said Nnimo Bassey, Nigerian head of Friends of the Earth International. "But in Niger...

Clinton in Nigeria: A Moment of Opportunity

Sarah Dotlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Dotlich

Electoral integrity and the ability for all citizens of Nigeria's democracy to participate meaningfully should be high on Secretary Clinton's agenda.

Nigeria at a Tipping Point

Michael Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Watts

Secretary Clinton arrives in Nigeria at a crucial moment: another failure of will by the federal government could prove to be catastrophic.

America: Gassed to Death

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Feffer

In 2008, when oil prices spiked, Americans drove less, and that saved lives. When gas prices went up by a couple dollars per gallon, we saved more lives than perished in the September 11 attacks.

Shell's Settlement Doesn't Hide Unsettling Reality in Nigeria

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Kretzmann

Is $15.5 million is enough to compensate for the hanging of nine men, the death of thousands more, and for the destruction of an ecosystem?