The Acts of the Democracies

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1994

Elections in Nigeria

During elections in Nigeria, Chief Moshood Abiola, considered to be the likely winner, is arrested and placed in prison before the rigged results are announced; General Sani Abacha retains control.

More than 100 government executions occur, and numerous pro-democracy demonstrators are killed by police. The UK and Dutch company, Shell Oil, provides most of the country's wealth by extracting oil from the Ogoniland region, while in the process causing severe environmental destruction and devastating the local economy. More than 700 Ogoni environmentalists protesting the destruction of their way of life, have been executed in recent years.

Shell supports Abacha's policies by its silence. Despite appeals that Nigerian oil be boycotted, the USA government refuses.

© 2017, KryssTal


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