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Nigeria Crackdown on Oil Theft Making Progress

Nigerian security forces are cracking down on oil thieves in the Niger Delta region and they may be getting results. Industry experts say that if the theft is stopped, the country may start exporting more oil.   Pipelines crisscross the Niger Delta, transporting the oil that drives Africa’s largest economy. But local communities say they benefit little from the wealth being pumped out of their backyard. So for years, thieves have been stealing crude from pipelines and selling it to...

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