Falling oil prices have hit Nigeria hard. Oil makes up around 75 percent of the country's exports. Nigeria now faces a black hole in its state finances after more than 10 years of budget surpluses.
Charcoal from tropical forests has a terrible effect on the environment, but it also puts food on peoples' tables. Nigeria is one of the world's largest exporters — and some of it even ends up on German barbecue grills.
The 14 members of the cartel have decided to extend oil output cuts until the end of 2018 under efforts to curb a global glut of crude. OPEC also said it could exit the deal earlier if the market overheats.
The Russian energy minister has called for greater discipline among the main oil exporters in cutting output. The goal - raising crude prices - is dear to Kremlin hearts with elections up in 2018.
Researchers from a Swiss university have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception. The findings are worrying for residents of the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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