Sunday, April 23, 2006

Offers of new highway jobs in Niger Delta not enough

According to CNN (read the whole thing):
Nigerian militants whose attacks on the oil industry have cut exports by a quarter said on Wednesday they were not satisfied with the government's proposals to speed development in the Niger Delta.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) repeated a threat to launch further attacks against the world's eighth-largest oil exporter and told oil workers to leave the delta.
If we really want to help Nigerians and alleviate the pressure on the oil market from high demand at the same time, we must see to the Delta. But to do so, such that problems never arise again, will require more commitment from the US and UK governments than Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron are likely to allow.

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