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Vol 52 No 21

Published 21st October 2011


From Delta militias to piracy

The amnesty deal in the Niger Delta seems to have driven the gangsters offshore in pursuit of seaborne business opportunities

Governments and oil companies were sufficiently alarmed by the spate of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea to call for help from the United Nations Security Council (AC Vol 52 No 20). The first sign of international action came on 19 October when the UNSC held a debate on the growing crisis. It did so at the prompting of Nigeria, which chairs the Council this month as a non-permanent member.

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