Tag: biafra

Dr. Chima Korieh on Memory and History

Dr. Chima Korieh is Associate Professor of History at Marquette University. He the author of a number of books and articles on Nigerian and African History. Dr. Korieh will be speaking on Thursday, April 20, in the panel on The Power and Politics of Memory. This interview is by Abby Pioch. How would you describe your major fields of...

Water Politics at the Wilson Center

On March 1 the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars sponsored a panel discussion, "From West Africa to the Middle East: Water and the Rise of Insurgencies in the ‘Arc of Instability’.” The event featured three panelists, David Michel, a Nonresident Rellow at the Stimson Center; Julia McQuaid, a Senior Researcher and Project Director...

Amnesty International & the Oil Clean-up Campaign

Amnesty International, a human rights organization committed to investigating and exposing the hard truths of abuse and corruption, is currently running a campaign called Shell: #MakeTheFuture – Clean up the Niger Delta. Amnesty explains on their website that Shell oil company runs a project every year called #makethefuture, in which it...

The Niger Delta Avengers

Newsweek Europe recently published an article that highlights the financial losses incurred by the Nigerian government because of militant activity in the Niger Delta region.  Militant groups attacking oil facilities cost Nigeria $4.8 billion in 2016, according to the article, which offers a holistic picture of the militants' impact....