Delta Oil – Nigeria

Oil in Nigeria

The Ijaw and the Ogoni communities of the Niger Delta argue they’re getting a raw deal from Shell and the other oil companies working in the region.

Whilst Shell claim they are funding local hosptials the evidence  was the opposite.    Instead the communites had run down hospitals,  poor schools,  oil spills from old and rusting pipes in their forest;  wiping out their hunting and gathering propsects.  But the history was  even worse.  Shell had colluded with the Nigerian military to have the  Nigerian human righs activist and playright  Ken Saro-Wiwa hanged in 1995 .

The memory was  still raw and the struggle continues