Nigeria promises to clean up oil-polluted Ogoni areas
After decades of battling with environmental degradation from oil spills, the Ogoni people in Nigeria’s oil rich region of Niger Delta have won an apparent environmental victory. The federal government says it will commence a clean-up of the area. Mr Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian environmentalist from the region who for years has been advocating for the clean-up.
(Pic: An abandoned, disused oil well in Ogoni Territory, Nigeria; Credit AFP)