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'If Nigeria Falls to Islamic Extremists, All of Africa Will Be at Risk'

Joop Koopman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Nigerian Christians are confronted with the growing threat of radical Islam in the form of the extremely violent anti-Christian Boko Haram sect, which was declared a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Rethinking the Fight Against Corruption

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

Merely adopting a new anti-corruption law, creating another commission, or launching another 'campaign' will not get the job done. We can no longer fight corruption by simply fighting corruption alone.

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.

Occupy Nigeria

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Kwei Quartey

Nigerians took their cue from the Arab spring and Occupy Wall Street, establishing Occupy Nigeria in protest against the gas price jump.

American Kidnapped In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

PORT HARCOURT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped an American working for Marubeni Corp in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region on Friday, killing...

Oil and Herring Don't Mix

Carl Safina | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.

Nigeria's Chance for Reform

Alexandra Gillies | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Alexandra Gillies

It is not too late for Nigeria's government to make the end of its fuel subsidy the beginning of reform. Citizens will bear the cost of the higher fuel prices.

'Occupy' Protests Become Major Challenge to Nigerian Government

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Michael Bociurkiw

To be sure, there are few parallels between the 'Arab Spring' protests and what is now transpiring in Nigeria. But one significant similarity is the use of social media to share feelings of outrage and to mobilize people.

Shell Accepts Liability For Two Oil Spills In Nigeria

The Guardian | John Vidal | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

Shell faces a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars after accepting full liability for two massive oil spills that devastated a Nigerian community o...

Kerosene Too Expensive For Oil-Rich Nigeria's Poor

AP | By YINKA IBUKUN | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria -- It's been five months since Toyin Felix last cooked dinner for her family in her kitchen. The price of kerosene is so high this moth...

The Atlantic: The Cost Of Nigeria's Oil

The Atlantic | Alan Taylor | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

For over 50 years now, the extraction of crude oil and natural gas from Nigeria's Niger Delta has meant wealth for a privileged few but has exacted he...

Attacks On Libyan Oil Fields Cause Global Price Hike

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

Oil hit a 32-month high near $125 on Friday after attacks on Libyan oil fields raised the prospect of long-term supply cuts, with commodities in gen...

Military Attack Leaves 150 Civilians Dead In Nigeria Says Activist

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARRI, Nigeria — Nigerian warplanes bombed a village near a militant camp and soldiers opened fire with machine guns, killing as many as 150 peo...

Shell Refuses To Pay For Nigeria Oil Spill Pollution

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell executives defended their much-criticized operation in the Niger Delta before Dutch lawmakers on Wednesday but sai...

Nigeria Bombing: Change Needed By Peaceful Means

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

The latest car bomb attack in Nigeria's capital presents a new and worrying trend for Nigeria that we all need to pay attention to and work to bring those who perpetrated the act to justice.

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...

The $20 Billion Shakedown

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

President Obama successfully persuaded BP to set aside $20 billion in an escrow fund. So how did the Republican leadership in Congress react? Well, Rep. Joe Barton expressed his shock and horror, calling the fund "a $20 billion shakedown."

Bowoto v. Chevron: Nigerian Plaintiffs Argue their Appeal in Human Rights Case Against Chevron

Scott Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Gilmore

Lawyers for a group of Nigerian environmental activists argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit in Bowoto v. Chevron. This landmark case was the first human rights civil suit against a corporation to be tried before an American jury.

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...

A Developing Country Perspective on the Gulf's Oil Spill

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

Obama should seize the moment to turn oil into salt by making the supply of oil irrelevant with a variety of affordable alternatives.

Damage From Oil Industry Is Chronic Problem, But Goes Unnoticed

McClatchy | Tom Knudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There's no denying that the rust-red plumes of oil and tar balls in the Gulf of Mexico are a potential ecological calamity for American Southern shore...

Nigeria Footage Shows Armed Soldiers Kill Unarmed Men (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- An international news channel is showing chilling footage of men in uniforms shooting unarmed men after they purportedly we...

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian Vice President, Empowered By Lawmakers

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's parliament empowered Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to run Africa's most populous nation Tuesday in place of an ill...

New Yorkers Rally Nigerian Consulate Over Missing President

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit On Friday, a group of Nigerian expatriates gathered outside of the Nigerian Consulate in...

Nigerian Militants To Resume Attacks On Oil Installations | Emma Amaize, Daniel Idonor and Austin Ogwuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND) said yesterday that militants would resume fresh attacks on oil installations in the country a...