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Nigeria

Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa (Ken)

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


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A trap for the juggernaut

The holding of this election is the first step towards reintegrating the people of the oil-rich Delta into mainstream politics since the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa in 1995 and the start of militant insurgency there...


A fight for the President’s base

Ogoni people exploited this in the 1990s when, tired of the pollution and chronic underdevelopment associated with the oil industry, they formed Mosop, led by the writer Ken Saro-Wiwa...


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...


National, not regional

The committee began work in September 2008, led by Ledum Mitee (a comrade of the hanged activist Ken Saro-Wiwa of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People) and another activist, Nkoyo Toyo...


The storm before the storm

Then Yar’Adua decorated the new military service chiefs and inaugurated a 45-member technical committee on the Niger Delta with Ledum Mitee, a lieutenant of the executed writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, as its Chairman...


Wasteful wars, foreign friends

Delta leaders have neither forgotten nor forgiven Gambari's description of executed civil rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa as a 'common criminal'...


A New Year offensive

Shell officials say the company has been extremely cautious in its approach to violence, surrounding its facilities for fear of being linked to violent acts by government security forces, as the company was at the time of Ken Saro-Wiwa's execution in 1995...


Ten years after

The legacy of writer-campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa a decade after his execution is secure...


Abacha's verdict

Ken Saro-Wiwa was a dangerous separatist 'who presented himself as an environmentalist and human rights activist before the international community', who was guilty of heinous crimes that demanded the ultimate sanction if stability in Nigeria's volatile oil-producing Niger Delta were to be restored...


Talking it over

This faction includes veteran politician Umaru Dikko; former Minister of Justice Abdullahi Ibrahim (under Sani Abacha); and Awwalu Yadudu, Abacha's legal advisor (the latter two were in power when Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged)...


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