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9 April 2003

Nigeria: Government and Oil Firms Should Act on Delta Violence

Author: Human Rights Watch

The Nigerian government and multinational oil companies should take immediate measures to prevent further violence and abuses around Warri in the oil-rich Niger delta, Human Rights Watch today said in letters to President Olusegun Obasanjo and the...

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12 August 2005

New Document Alleges Tie Between Chevron and Human Rights Abuses in Nigeria

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Identified in the discovery phase of a case proceeding at state and federal levels, the invoice and receipt indicate Chevron paid Nigerian soldiers for services on a day several villagers were allegedly killed... Rick Herz, [a] lawyer [for EarthRights...

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24 July 2006

Local Business, Local Peace: the Peacebuilding Potential of the Domestic Private Sector

Author: International Alert

Local Business, Local Peace presents more than 20 case studies of business actors taking steps to address violent conflict, including from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel and Palestine, Nepal, Somalia, South Caucasus...

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1 October 2006
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Author: International Alert

Local Business, Local Peace (Las empresas locales y la paz), pone de relieve el potencial que tiene el sector empresarial del país afectado para contribuir a forjar una paz duradera como parte de ese esfuerzo colectivo. Enfatiza que el sector...

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1 February 2007
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Author: International Alert

Entreprise Locale, Paix Locale souligne le potentiel du secteur privé national à contribuer à une paix durable, dans le cadre d'un tel effort collectif. Il y est démontré que les entreprises sont souvent étroitement liées à la dynamique de conflit, et...

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19 June 2007

Nigeria: Another Approach to Resolving Resource Conflicts

Author: Godwin Haruna, This Day [Nigeria]

With a theme: "Resolving Resource Conflicts in Nigeria", participants were drawn from all strata of the society and communities in the Niger Delta. The one-day parley was organised by ERA with support from Oxfam/Novib as part of its democracy outreach...

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2 December 2008
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Author: AFP

...Chevron a salué lundi la décision d'un tribunal fédéral de San Francisco...qui l'a acquitté d'une accusation de complicité d'atteinte aux droits de l'Homme dans une affaire de prise d'otages sanglante au Nigeria...Le pétrolier avait réclamé l'aide...

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7 January 2009

Fighting for Nigeria's oil wealth

Author: Sue Lloyd-Roberts, BBC Newsnight

The Niger Delta, a region the size of England, is littered with violence and gas flares...The flares have become symbols of the region and the paradox that exists in an area where you find one of the world's richest oil regions alongside some of the...

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8 June 2009

Shell settles human rights suit for $15.5M

Author: Chris Kahn, Associated Press

Royal Dutch Shell agreed to a $15.5 million settlement Monday to end a lawsuit alleging that the oil giant was complicit in the executions of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and other civilians by Nigeria's former military regime. Shell…said it agreed to...

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9 June 2009

Some release from the torments of the past

Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, in Guardian, Comment is Free

In the end we collectively agreed to settle because the terms and conditions of the offer from Shell enabled us to gain some measure of psychological or financial relief, provided for a contribution towards the future development of our community. ...

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