Michael Watts

Director of the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley

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Director of the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and a scholar of Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, its major oil-producing region

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In 1995, Nigerian author Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other anti-oil activists were convicted and hanged in Nigeria.

Shell Oil Pays $15.5M for Human Rights Abuses in Nigeria

In 1995, Nigerian author Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other anti-oil activists were convicted and hanged in Nigeria.

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In 1995, Nigerian author Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other anti-oil activists were convicted and hanged in Nigeria.

Shell Oil Pays $15.5M for Human Rights Abuses in Nigeria

In 1995, Nigerian author Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other anti-oil activists were convicted and hanged in Nigeria.

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Nigerians witnessed an historic first this week, the
peaceful transfer of power from one civilian president to another.    Despite this first after  the nation 's long
history of…

Can Nigeria's New President Bring Reform and Stability?

Nigerians witnessed an historic first this week, the peaceful transfer of power from one civilian president to another.   Despite this first after the nation 's long history of…

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