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Nigeria

General Sani Abacha

Date of Birth: 20/07/1943
Place of Birth: Kano
Died: 08/06/1998


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A fight for the President’s base

They managed to push Shell off their land by mostly non-violent means but Saro-Wiwa and thousands of others paid with their lives when the then dictator, General Sani Abacha, established a barracks in Ogoni, carried out reprisals against Mosop and convened a kangaroo court, which sentenced Saro-Wiwa and eight other leaders to death (AC Vol 36 No 23)...


Abuja takes Halliburton to court

Halliburton and its partners negotiated the corrupt payments with the military regime of General Sani Abacha, whose regime stole over $4 bn...


Reformers, politicians and generals

5 billion in oil surplus during the 1990 Gulf War and annulled the 1993 elections, frustrating a democratic transition and ushering in Sani Abacha’s destructive junta...


A moral dilemma

The Washington publication Foreign Policy last week described him as the UN’s ‘favourite dictator-whisperer’ and noted that, as Foreign Minister to the late Nigerian ruler Sani Abacha, he knew how to talk to dictators...


Nigeria's succession: the candidates

He spent much of the 1990s in exile during General Sani Abacha's regime, but Mark returned to work when his old friend General Olusegun Obasanjo emerged as President in 1999...


Rogues and rackets on trial

The conviction in a Swiss Court on 19 November of Abba Abacha, son of former military leader General Sani Abacha, for participating in a criminal organisation together with the confiscation of US$350 million in assets stolen from Nigeria provide important clues to the corruption linked to the $6 billion Bonny Island gas scheme, according to legal experts in Geneva...


Africa dons its Commonwealth cap

It was in Anyaoku's own country that the Declaration was first seriously tested in 1997, when General Sani Abacha's regime executed Niger Delta activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others...


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