Category Archives: Niger

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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“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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People Live Here: Celebrating World Habitat Day in Port Harcourt

By Heerko Dijksterhuis, Africa Coordinator at Amnesty International Netherlands and Dani Valls, Regional Campaign Coordinator, Africa Programme, Amnesty International International Secretariat Yesterday was World Habitat Day. In Port Harcourt, Nigeria, waterfront residents turned up in their hundreds to demand development … Continue reading

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