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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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New arrivals – north and south

Abacha's advisors smell a plot by Transport Minister and Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, a prominent supporter of hanged Ogoni activist Ken Saro Wiwa...


Labour intensive

Cook has called for tougher economic sanctions against General Sani Abacha's regime in Nigeria, following the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa in November 1995, as has Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Tony Lloyd (47), who described the treason charges against Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and 11 others in March as 'a mark of this regime's arrogance and stupidity', adding that 'Britain and the international community must put pressure on Abacha to release all political prisoners immediately...


Second thoughts

Any attempt to execute a widely-respected figure such as Falae would provoke international protests of the kind that met Ken Saro-Wiwa's hanging in November 1995...


Africa's loss

The ADC 737 he was flying in from Port Harcourt to Lagos on 7 November crashed some 50 kilometres from its destination; poignantly, it was exactly a year after his friend Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists were hanged by the Nigerian military authorities...


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Surviving and thriving

However, Abuja remembers that Konaré condemned the killing of Ken Saro-Wiwa (AC Vol 36 No 23) and accuses him of supporting Nigeria's own civil rights movement; Abuja put up President Eyadèma, knowing that Rawlings would oppose him...


Go East, young man

Pretoria has moved in a similar direction, despite President Nelson Mandela's call on BBC radio for the removal of the Abacha regime after the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other people...


Commonwealth collapse

As was evident at the meeting, Nigerian officials interpret international concern about the Ogoni people and the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his colleagues as no more than a point of entry for oil-hungry interests...


Which foreign policy?

For example, Pretoria's U-turn on Nigeria policy after the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his Ogoni compatriots in November (AC Vol 36 No 24)...


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