Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bad Bad Bad: Oil War in the Delta

Bad bad bad. Militants in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have declared an "oil war" against the government. The Niger Delta is one of the most productive oil fields in Africa and according to some analyses the most influential on the world oil market. I've voiced my fears about Nigeria before. This is not encouraging.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

If Nigeria goes, it's going to make Sierra Leone and Rwanda look like an outing at the park.

From the BBC article:
"The operation will continue until the government of Nigeria appreciates that the solution to peace in the Niger Delta is justice, respect and dialogue," the group said.

**loud buzzer** I've got enough experience in watching West African politics to know THAT's not going to happen.