Oil and democracy in the Niger Delta

Residents seek political representatives who will clean up their oil-damaged region.

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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 general elections in Nigeria, they are seeking political representation strong enough to deal with their problems and clean up their region.

Barnaby Phillips reports.

Source: Al Jazeera