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Decades After Activist Executions, Niger Delta Oil Spills Remain

Twenty years ago today, Nigeria’s military government executed environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight of his colleagues in a move widely seen as retaliation for his activism against oil giant Shell. The three-member tribunal had alleged their involvement in the killing of four prominent chiefs in the Ogoniland region of southern Nigeria, which, according to Agence France Presse, "triggered a flurry of international outcry and sanctions against Nigeria, including a...

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