Bombshell: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Size Originally Claimed

By: Monday April 23, 2012 5:23 pm

Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) dropped a bombshell today. The two NGOs unveiled documents pertaining to the Royal Dutch Shell Oil 2008 Bodo oil pipeline spill that showed that 60 times the amount of oil Shell had originally reported spilling have actually spilled in the ravaged Niger Delta coastal town with [...]

Occupy… Nigeria?

By: Tuesday January 10, 2012 8:15 am

If you think about it, the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria, almost devoid of public services for the poor, is the perfect place for the Occupy movement to spread. Nigerians furious over gasoline prices and government corruption clashed with police as a nationwide strike began Monday, the latest iteration of an ongoing protest dubbed “Occupy Nigeria.” [...]

ECOWAS Blinks as Gbagbo Rejects Leaving Power in Ivory Coast

By: Wednesday December 29, 2010 9:34 am

Three West African leaders, representing ECOWAS, traveled to Ivory Coast to persuade Laurent Gbagbo to give up the Presidency after losing the elections to Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo didn’t think much of the offer. West African leaders have ended their mission to Ivory Coast, having failed to persuade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to stand down. They [...]

Limbaugh: BP Oil Spill “Not Exceptional,” So… Let’s Keep Drilling and Spilling

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 1:33 pm

Well, look at this. Rush found a nut: Now, I’m not suggesting anything other than trying to present you a fact. More oil [is] spilled every year in Africa, in Nigeria, than so far in the Gulf. So it’s not unique, it is not exceptional, it is not the largest. Mexico had a spill that [...]

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