Home | About Us | News Feeds RSS | Subscribe | Support Us | User Login | Search

InfoServ Pages
RSS RSS News Feeds
Topics
Africa General
AU/NEPAD
Culture
Ecology
Economic Justice
Food and Land
Gender
Health and AIDS
History
Human Rights
Interfaith Relations
Media
Profiles
Resource Extraction
Youth & Children
Regions
Central Region
Eastern Region
North Africa Region
Southern Region
Western Region
Countries
Angola
Sudan and South Sudan
Zimbabwe

Coordinator's Picks


About InfoServ
Purpose
History
Identity
Editorial Policy
Content
Africa Research Archive
Free E-mail Service
The Spirit of Saro-Wiwa Rises

Summary & Comment: Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist. The Sani Abacha junta accused Ken and eight others of killing four Ogoni chiefs who were on the opposing side of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People,(MOSOP). Saro-Wiwa and his colleagues were subsequently arrested, accused of the killings and tried by a special military tribunal which sentenced them to death by hanging in 1995. Today, he remains a symbol of fighting for environmental justice among the Ogoni people. MM

Author: Patrick Naagbanton Date Written: 1 November 2014
Primary Category: Profiles Document Origin: New Internationalist
Secondary Category: Western Region Source URL: http://newint.org/
Key Words: Saro-Wiwa, Ogoni, Shell, Nigeria

African Charter Article #21: All peoples shall freely dispose of their wealth and natural resources for their exclusive interest, eliminating all forms of foreign economic exploitation. (Click for full text...)



Printable Version

http://newint.org/features/2014/11/01/oil-niger-delta/

The discovery that every part of Ogoni territory water, land and air is contaminated is terrifying. ゥ George Osodi / Panos

Printable Version

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer(s) and not do necessarily reflect the views of the AfricaFiles' editors and network members. They are included in our material as a reflection of a diversity of views and a variety of issues. Material written specifically for AfricaFiles may be edited for length, clarity or inaccuracies.

     top of page

 back to Profiles page