Shell is again accused of failing to deal with oil spills in Nigeria. It’s an on-going saga – 20 years ago, Nigerian civil rights activist and environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the then military regime. DW visits his home, Ogoniland.
Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by a former military regime in Nigeria for fighting for the rights of the Ogoni. 20 years after his judicial murder, people in the region are still not benefitting from oil revenues.
Nigeria's oil-dependent economy is under siege from militants who are targeting oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta. President Muhammadu Buhari is to make his first visit to the region this week.
Twenty years ago after Nigerian civil rights activist and environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed for his environmental activities, Shell Oil is still causing destruction to his native Ogoni land.
The Niger Delta has become synonymous with devastating oil pollution. The king of one local community is seeking to change the fate of his people through a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against an Italian oil giant.
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