The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 27,000 investigative stories.
Most of our stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center directly at 573-882-3364 or email@example.com where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Search results for "Niger Delta" ...
In fuel-rich Nigeria, the people and the environment pay for the harvest of gas and oil. Of the most deadly consequences are explosions brought on by leaking gas pipelines, sometimes sabotaged by Nigerians looking for gas to sell on the black market. Oil spills have also devastated certain communities with their polluted aftermath.
The legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni leader who died in defense of his people's land on the Niger delta last November, has been a heightened vigilance among enviornmental activists everywhere. Saro-Wiwa's demands of the Nigerian regime and of Royal/Dutch Shell, the multinational corporation responsible for oil development in Ogoniland led to his execution by Nigeria's military rulers. World Watch examines Saro-Wiwa efforts as well as a subsequent campaign to blacken the activists name. (May/June 1996)