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Niger Delta

Court rejects Shell’s move to dismiss case brought by Ogoni 9 widows

A Dutch court said on Wednesday it has jurisdiction to hear a damages suit brought against Royal Dutch Shell by four widows of activists executed by the Nigerian government in 1995.In a...

Rise for Bayelsa Campaign: IOCs Fueling insecurity in NigerDelta – Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday night launched the Rise For Bayelsa Campaign, an initiative to attract global attention to the ravaging effects of oil spills, pollution and environmental degradation in the state.

British court strike down move to sue shell in London over Niger Delta oil spills

Britain's high court ruled on Thursday that two groups of Nigerian villagers cannot pursue in U.K. courts a case against Royal Dutch Shell over oil spill allegations in Nigeria. Had the High Court ruled in favour of the two...

UK court to rule in case brought against Shell Nigeria by a Niger Delta community

More than 40,000 Nigerians will on Thursday discover if London's High Court can rule on their pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell over spills in the Niger Delta. Lawyers for the claimants are demanding action from Shell to...

Niger Delta militants say readying fighters to hit ‘enemy’ in the region

A Nigerian militant group, which has claimed a wave of attacks on oil pipelines in the Niger Delta, said on Friday that it had asked its fighters to prepare to fight the "enemy" as authorities were not ready for...
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The Governments of Liberia and Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote trade and...
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...