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Britain and Nigeria: Exploitation or Development?
Falola, Toyin (ed.)
Some of Nigeria's most prominent progressive historians have combined to write a coherent and organized account of the economic relationship foisted on Nigeria by the British colonial occupation. The ...
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Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
Van Schaik,Anne;Ojo,Godwin
With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest...
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
The Nigerians Who Dare to Speak of Love as a Tide of Anti-gay Hatred Rises
Mark, Monica
A new crackdown on gender minorities has led to arrests and fears of mob violence. But a brave few are still fighting for sexual freedom.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Second Republic, 1979-1984
Falola, Toyin; Ihonvbere, Julius
The result of a year's intensive investigations before the coup that toppled the Shagari government, this work is a comprehensive account of the past four years of civilian rule in Nigeria. This book ...
Shell Shock: The Secrets and Spin of an Oil Giant
Cummins, Ian and Beasant, John
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
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Statement to the Court
Saro-Wiwa, Ken
I have no doubt at all about the ultimate success of my cause, no matter the trials and tribulations which I and those who believe with me may encounter on our journey. Nor imprisonment or death can s...
Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
Bassey, Nnimmo; Shiva, Vandana
We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of co...
The Wheat Trap: Bread and Underdevelopment in Nigeria
Andrae, Gunilla; Beckman, Bjorn
This book examines how bread, introduced as a luxury in colonial Nigeria, has become the cheapest staple food, and how Nigeria is now caught in a "wheat trap": the need to import increasing quantities...
Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
Malik, Kenan
The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced ...
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...

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Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...

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The Republic of Biafra was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria.
Close to a Thousand Nigerian Girls Freed, Many Malnourished or Pregnant
Thousands of Nigerian former hostages are liberated, a large number of them were malnourished or pregnant.
Files Open New Window on $182-Million Halliburton Bribery Scandal in Nigeria
Fitzgibbon, Will
British lawyer facilitated bribes through secret Swiss HSBC accounts in his name and names of family members; revelations may place Nigerian government under pressure.
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Nigerian media seek to cope with Boko Haram threat
Henry, Cora
This spring, everyone who knew of Adeola Akinremi's plans to travel to northeast Nigeria to report on the tens of thousands displaced by Boko Haram told him to be extremely careful. Some urged him not...
£1bn a month: the spiralling cost of oil theft in Nigeria
Vidal, John
It's a crime with international repercussions, and second only to the drugs trade for the money it earns. And it threatens to destabilise Africa's second-largest economy.
There Was a Country
A Personal History of Biafra
Achebe, Chinua
A coming of age account, set against the backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War, or the Biafran War, of 1967-1970.

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