The Same Old Plot and the Same Old Story

Unfortunately the kidnapping and abduction of children has been an event that has frequently happened in war and political movements. The taking of two hundred young girls from their school dormitory in Northern Nigeria is such an event. Political leaders compete to condemn the crime by their rhetoric and by their actions. But such actions have not always excited such public indignation. Continue reading

Poisoning the Niger Delta and Shell’s Corporate Responsibilty

While millions of people in the Balkans and Eastern Europe have to cope in the bitter cold of a European winter without being able to burn natural gas for fuel gas, due to a dispute between Russia and the Ukraine, natural gas is being wasted thousands of miles away in Africa in the Niger Delta. Just as the cold weather is causing hardship and exacerbating ill health in Eastern Europe, so the wasteful burning of natural gas in Nigeria is damaging the health of many Nigerians. Continue reading