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End of Ceasefire in Nigeria

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (“Mend”) has called an end to their 3-month ceasefire.  The Nigeria fighters have continually threatened Africa’s  biggest oil and gas industry.  Mend claims that the Nigerian government has not met their demands for greater control of these resources.

These attacks have resulted in lost revenues for the country and  “at times [has] helped increase world oil prices.” Violence had decreased after the president offered amnesty, education and job opportunities to the rebels but has gotten worse in his absence.

Read more at Al Jazeera.

Read more about Mend.


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