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The Niger delta, home to some of the biggest oilfields in the world, is heavily polluted from five decades of living with the oil industry. Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD In June, an explosion at one of Nigeria's major pipelines spilled 6,000 barrels of crude into the creeks and swamps around Bodo village, killing several people. In this special investigation, John Vidal visits the region to find out why oil and the delta's residents do not mix. They speak to traders and visit the communities most affected, and ask what can be done to develop the area to the benefit of the people living there. Get the whole picture, the whole time ► http://is.gd/9LRxIO The Guardian's Top Ten Videos: Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► http://bit.ly/1hdvoqM Bangladeshi Sex Work...
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Africa's richest economy faces its worst oil crisis in years as criminal gangs make off with billions in stolen crude. Also on Counting the Cost: With the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq, the country is now trying to fight back against this new threat. But who is arming the Iraqis, and in particular the Kurds? Plus, Tech wars: Destiny, Minecraft and Apple - Al Jazeera's Jake Ward explains more. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website:http://www.aljazeera.com/ At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-report...
Oil War, 2005 - Nigeria is one of many developing countries to have discovered oil, and as is often the case, the rich get richer, and the poor suffer more than just loss of income. For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/18595/short-films/oil-war.html The kidnapping of four oil workers in the Niger Delta threatens to wreck havoc on the world's already red hot oil market. We bring back two pertinent reports on Nigeria's oil wars. Includes extensive interviews with militia leader, Asari. Nigeria's lucrative oil reserves may have enriched its politicians but they've brought little but misery to ordinary people. Now, a rebel group is fighting for a share of the profits. "I need help. I need help," begs a woman, clutching her young children in despair. Her home ha...
Across delta swamps, oil thieves refine billions of dollars of stolen oil in makeshift operations resulting in frequent oil spills.
Nigeria is one of the countries with the largest reserves of crude oil worldwide. About 80 percent of the country's income comes from the export of oil and natural gas. In Port Harcourt, flares burn day and night. For more go to: http://www.dw.de/global-3000-the-globalization-program-2012-11-12/e-16332110-9798
In Nigeria, where corruption is part of daily life, police officers routinely demand bribes, local government leaders pocket money meant for schools and the former national security advisor is accused of stealing billions from the military. As part of a week-long series "Nigeria: Pain and Promise," special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports on the challenges of fighting corruption. View the Full Story/Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/how-a-cancer-of-corruption-steals-nigerian-oil-weapons-and-lives/
Nigeria is facing its worst oil crisis in years as the country is losing billions of dollars due to theft. Some multinational companies are even selling their oilfields. Despite low-level arrests on the issue, there have been no serious large-scale prosecutions. From the Bayelsa state, Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports.
Why the US and China are Investing in Africa http://testu.be/1LpC8PA Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Angola's Luanda has become an expensive city due to its oil wealth, yet its people remain poor. What role will oil play in Africa's growth? Learn More: In Oil-Rich Angola, Cholera Preys Upon Poorest http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/16/world/africa/16cholera.html?n=Top%2FNews%2FWorld%2FCountries%20and%20Territories%2FAngola&_r=0 "In a nation whose multibillion-dollar oil boom should arguably make its people rich enough to drink Evian, the water that many in this capital depend on goes by a less fancy name: Bengo." Nigeria's Corrupt Oil Industry Misplaced $20 Billion http://motherboard.vice.com/read/nigerias-corrupt-oil-industry-managed-to-misplace-20-billion "Nigeria is t...
Looting Nigeria (2000): The unaccounted-for billions in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) reveal government corruption on a massive scale. This film examines corruption on a similar scale by the government of General Sani Abacha, who stole money from the national treasury and had it laundered in London banks. For downloads and more information visit http://journeyman.tv/9349/short-films/looting-nigeria.html Two years after his death, Abacha is known in the west as the man who jailed and executed human rights activists, including Ken Saro-Wiwa. Today Nigeria's new democratic government is investigating broader crimes of the former regime. A detailed report states that "London was used to transfer money out of Nigeria and to launder the proceeds of [...] pillaging". Obesa...
OPEC produced more crude oil in June despite efforts to curb output. Growing production has complicated its ability to control the global oil market. Now the world's largest oil cartel is considering placing a limit on how much oil its member states can produce in about a week's time. OPEC is looking to bump up falling oil prices with further output cuts, as CGTN's Kelechi Emekalam reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Oil production in southern Nigeria is at its highest level in the last two years. But it comes with a cost. There is growing anger over pollution that is affecting local communities, an anger now threatening stability in the region. Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from the Niger Delta. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Nigeria's agricultural sector has suffered years of mismanagement, inconsistent and poorly conceived government policies and lack of basic infrastructure, yet it accounts for over 26.8 percent of the nation's GDP and 2/3 of employment. It is no longer a major exporter of cocoa, groundnuts (peanuts), rubber and oil palm production -which Nigeria led the world in- is now mostly from obsolete varieties and overage trees. Nigeria's oil palm production is stagnant at around 180,000 tons annually and 25 years ago it was 300,000 tons. An even more dramatic decline in groundnut and palm oil production also has taken place. While Nigeria is one of the world's largest producers of palm oil, it still remains a net importer of palm oil. In this episode of Earthfile, analysts argue how Nigeria should i...
Nigeria's economy is heavily dependent on oil revenue, and price swings can send the country from recession to recovery in a matter of months.
Nigeria loses billions of dollars every year to the dangerous but lucrative oil theft in the Niger Delta region of the country. This documentary chronicles how a group of youths, some of them former militants, are helping to wage a battle against oil thieves in the region. But there is still one thing they want from the government. Find out what in this feature.
A UN report says it will cost up to $1bn and take 30 years to clean up the damage done by decades of drilling by Shell. Oil exploration in Nigeria's south for several decades has had a debilitating effect on the environment of the region. Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil company, has been accused of serious failures in its handling of the pollution in the Niger Delta and shirking its responsibility. Activists have demanded that Shell's licence be revoked for the environmental disaster. But with 90 per cent of the government's revenue coming from petroleum exports, oil companies seem to have clear political leverage over the issue. Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from southern Nigeria.
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