Apr 13, 2011

Ogoni: Oil and Democracy in the Niger Delta

Al Jazeera reporter Barnaby Phillips visits the Ogoni region in Nigeria to report on the oil damage to the environment and the indigenous population’s struggle for political representation

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera:

With environmental damage wreaked by leaking oil pipelines, citizens of the Niger Delta have often lost out to the interests of powerful corporate bodies.

In this month's [April 2011] general elections in Nigeria, they are seeking political representation strong enough to deal with their problems and clean up their region.

To watch the report by Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips, click here.