Nigeria

Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. Since March 11, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. In North and South America alone, they’ve spilled more than a million gallons of oil and toxic chemicals – enough to fill two olympic-sized swimming pools. Read more...
Sadly this story has all but been ignored by the media here in the United States -- Oil Slick from Massive Spill in Nigeria Threatens Coastline, May Be Largest Spill in a Decade: Communities along Nigeria’s Niger Delta have been put on Read more...
June 30, 1998 - An Actor As President.
News of the day for June 30, 1998 - The Philippines elects former actor Joseph Estrada as President. The Military Government in Nigeria gets a visit from UN Sec. General Kofi Annan in attempt at persuasion. President Clinton is hopeful of improved relations with Iran. Italian Premier Romano Prodi pays a visit to Tehran and this day in 1998 The European Central Bank opened for the first time. Read more...
From Democracy Now, it looks like sadly we've got a real life scenario with the plot of the movie The Constant Gardener in Nigeria, made known due to a recent WikiLeaks cable. WikiLeaks Cables: Pfizer Targeted Nigerian Attorney General to Read more...
This is the third story I've seen this week about criminal activity by major pharmaceutical companies. (See here and here.) Aren't you glad that our new healthcare bill will permit them to stay profitable? The world's biggest pharmaceutical Read more...

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Newstalgia World Week - May 3-8, 2010
This was a busy week in the world. Riots in Greece with the added dimension of innocent deaths, the passing of a President in Nigeria and the swearing Read more...