Activists fight for clean up as hundreds of oil spills blight the region each year.
In 1995, environmental and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 others were executed by Nigeria’s military government on trumped up murder charges. Known as the Ogoni Nine, they fought for social justice in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta and stood up to resource exploitation and pollution by Royal Dutch Shell. Twenty years after their deaths, why haven’t the oil spills stopped?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface
Research and project officer, Energy and climate, Social Action
Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. @kensarowiwa
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