Author Archives: Edward Herbert

Thousands tell Shell: Own up. Pay up. Clean up.

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“We’re no longer voiceless”, protestors tell Shell

Makmid Kamara, Nigeria Campaigner, Amnesty International As shareholders of Shell are meeting in London and The Netherlands for the company’s Annual General Meeting, hundreds of people in the Niger Delta will hope that their protest a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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Technology, people and solutions

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, head of refugee and migrants’ rights When Amnesty International started more than 50 years ago, our weapon of choice was the pen. Members in their thousands would write letters to governments asking for the release of prisoners … Continue reading

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“We’re hungry and angry because of Shell”

Makmid Kamara, Nigeria Campaigner, Amnesty International, On Sunday 22 April, I visited Bodo community in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. The community was devastated by two major oil spills in 2008, caused by operational failures from Shell pipelines. The … Continue reading

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In pictures: People live here, say thousands of activists across Africa

By Bridget Burrows, Africa Regional Campaigner Slums, Amnesty International, From N’Djamena to Harare, Cairo to Accra, Port Harcourt to Nairobi, thousands of residents of slums and informal settlements and people affected by forced evictions mobilized from 17-25 March calling for … Continue reading

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