Niger Delta conflict

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier regarding the Niger Delta oil conflict.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

armed forces, conflicts, corruption, economic conditions, government military relations, petroleum resources, petroleum industry, transnational corporation, violence.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with the 'Niger Delta Conflict' and Nigeria. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection
A Guide to Africa on the Internet.

Country briefings - Nigeria

Economist.com : Country briefings - Nigeria. News, country profiles, forecasts, statistics and more.

The Guardian - Nigeria

Latest news from Nigeria.

THISDAY Live - Nigeria

Latest news from Nigeria. 

Uppsala Conflict Database / UCDP Database

A free resource of information on armed conflicts of the world, by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, Uppsala University. 

Vanguard Online Edition - Nigeria

Latest news from Nigeria. 

World Factbook Nigeria

Published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 

Selected online articles

"Defence HQ Dismisses MEND's 'Oil War'", article by Kingsley Omonobi, Jimitota Onoyume, Hector Igbikiowubo & Samuel Oyadongha, Vanguard Media Ltd, September, 2008. (NB: Requires log in for free access.)

"MEND: The Niger Delta’s Umbrella Militant Group", article by Stephanie Hanson, Council on Foreign Relations, March, 2007.

"Nigeria and Oil", article by Anup Shah, Global Issues, July, 2004.

"Nigeria: Brit Kidnapped by Gunmen", article by Skynews, September, 2008.

"Shell issues Nigeria oil warning after attack", article by Christian Purefoy, CNN, 29 July, 2008.

"Oil station 'blown up' in Nigeria", article by BBC News, September, 2008.

Articles on the Niger Delta Conflict by various major newspapers, collected by World News Network, September, 2008.

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