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Vol 51 No 23

Published 19th November 2010


Nigeria

Jonathan’s Delta blues

Despite the President’s political base in the oil-rich Niger Delta, militant groups are on the march again and abandoning the amnesty deal

A new coalition of fighters in the Niger Delta has emerged to oppose President Goodluck Jonathan’s amnesty and has launched a new round of violence. A younger generation – operating under the banner of the Niger DeltaLiberation Force (NDLF) and led by ‘General’ John Togo – has declared a new war, promising to attack oil infrastructure on land and sea (AC Vol 51 No 21). A mix of grievances ranges from the generalised concern that the impoverishment of the oil-rich Delta is not being addressed (despite the national President being from the region) to specific complaints about the iniquities of amnesty payments.

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