Nigeria: Cleaning up the oil industry’s past mistakes

After years of inaction, the Nigerian government is attempting to right a historical wrong.

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    For decades multi-national companies and the Nigerian government have earned billions of dollars in oil revenues.

    But oil exploration often led to exploitation of local communities and damage to the environment.

    Now a big clean-up initiative is under way.

     

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris is in the Niger Delta to see if a government-backed project can make a difference.


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