The Niger Delta is home to thousands of illegal small-scale oil refineries, seen as a danger to both the environment and the local population. But a recent military crackdown on thousands of refineries in the southern swamps has raised tensions.
Oil companies in the oil-rich Niger Delta in Nigeria's south destroy gas that could be used as a source of energy. The illegal practice hurts both the environment and business. Meet the people who are fighting back.
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.
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.
A lull in violence in the Niger Delta could soon come to an end, leaders and militants in the oil-rich region have warned. They say they no longer trust President Buhari’s administration to address their grievances
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