Akwa-Ibom State in southeastern Nigeria has not experienced near the anti-oil mobilization as others to the west, so it will be interesting to see if there is any collective there in response to this spill. There will be little pressure on Total to engage in clean-up since a Chevron rig has been burning offshore near Bayelsa state for over a week, an incident that is much more unusual and comparably more worrisome.
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I am currently a Research Fellow at the University of Rwanda's Center of Excellence in Biodiversity (CoEB). I focus on the gender dynamics of environmental conflict in Africa. My interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Law and Society at New York University examined gender in Nigeria's oil conflict. View all posts by deltalaine