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International Outcry Over Reports to Restart Oil Extraction in Ogoniland


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International Outcry Over Reports to Restart Oil Extraction in Ogoniland

Right Livelihood

STOCKHOLM/NAIROBI - Ogoniland is part of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Decades of oil extraction by Shell and other companies left the area contaminated and polluted, with residents complaining of health impacts, environmental destruction and the loss of their livelihoods. Although Shell left Ogoniland in 1993, oil spills continued to occur regularly.

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