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Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa (Ken)

Date of Birth: 10 October 1941
Place of Birth: Bori, Nigeria
Died: 10 November 1995


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Scraping the barrel: why Shellexit doesn't mean the end of oil in Nigeria

Ken Saro-Wiwa Ogoni rights leader executed by the Abacha regime in 1995 for opposing Shell's pollution...

The non-violent Nigerian protestors… whose campaign to kick Shell off their land worked in 1993… but then triggered a military crackdown and occupation which caused the deaths of thousands of Ogoni including the writer Ken Saro-Wiwa and Nigeria's suspension from the Commonwealth now want the oil industry back...

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States rethink security

The South South split on the issue during the 1967-1970 civil war with activists such as Ken Saro-Wiwa backing the federal side (AC Vol 62 No 4 Shell retreats from the Delta)...


Shell retreats from the Delta

Shell abandoned its operations in all of Ogoniland in 1993 when local protests led by the author Ken Saro-Wiwa and his Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) shut them down...


Back to the scene of the crime

It will be 25 years in November since Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others were hanged by General Sani Abacha's military regime and for a few weeks the Niger Delta region was in the international headlines...

Then governments activists and lobby groups announced boycotts and protests against General Sani Abacha's regime for what the then British Prime Minister John Major described as the 'judicial murder' of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others...

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Oil behaving badly

Somewhere between rival bureaucrats layers of oversight and blockages on finance the grand scheme to clean up Ogoniland is stalling again a quarter of a century after General Sani Abacha's regime hanged Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other pioneering activists...


HYPREP’s checkered rep

The UNEP report which alerted the international community to the environmental emergency in Ogoni arose partly from the 1996 visit of Malaysian lawyer Param Cumaraswamy sent as Special Rapporteur by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to investigate the aftermath of the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his co-defendants...

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Clean-up or cover-up?

The Nigerian military had begun a four-year occupation of the territory which in turn led to Nigeria's suspension from the Commonwealth and the notorious execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other activists (AC Vol 46 No 23 Ten years after)...

Ogoni's tribunes at odds The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) the party or NGO of the executed Ogoni activist the writer Ken Saro-Wiwa is divided and there is no single voice to 'speak for' the Ogoni community...


Clean-up gets murky

MOSOP was led in the 1990s by the author Ken Saro-Wiwa and nine MOSOP leaders including Saro-Wiwa were executed by the military dictatorship of the late Sani Abacha in 1995...


Militants pick their party

Wiwa v Shell was settled out of court in the United States in 2009 between the 'Ogoni Nine' families led by the late Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr...


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