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The Rape Of Paradise

A report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the horrors of oil pollution in Nigeria’s Ogoniland, which, in their words, could require “the world’s most wide-ranging and long-term oil clean-up exercise”, needs billions of dollars and 30 years of work to restore the devastated ecosystem and rehabilitate its impoverished inhabitants.…

What Has Shell Got To Say For Itself?

Following the stinging criticism of some of Shell’s operational practices in the UNEP report, the conglomerate issued this statement, which we have abridged.…

“We Will Continue To Protest Until Justice Is Done”

Ledum Mitee, the outgoing president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), warns that applying cosmetic measures to resolve longstanding problems of the Niger Delta will only guarantee a renewal of unrest in the near future.…