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After Six Years, Little Change for Niger Delta's Former Militants

Goddy Kaduna used to lead armed men, but those days are behind him. He and his followers now get cash from the Nigerian government to keep them from bombing oil installations and kidnapping workers in the Niger Delta, which, despite being the center of Nigeria’s lucrative crude oil industry, is still desperately poor. Launched in 2009, the amnesty program, which gives 30,000 militants cash stipends of about $325 per month and puts some of them in training programs, has succeeded in...

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