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New report exposes Shell complicity in Nigerian human rights abuses

Graphics from the Guardian article: Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil By John Donovan Monday, 3 October 2011 Shell fueled human rights abuses in Nigeria by paying huge contracts to armed militants, according to a new report published today by Platform and a coalition of NGOs and featured in The Guardian. This evening we received […]

Shell fuelled human rights abuses in Nigeria – NGO

Mon Oct 3, 2011 6:39pm BST * Shell funded clashing armed gangs – watchdog report * Oil major denies it caused any human rights abuses * Company is selling off Nigerian oil blocks By Joe Brock ABUJA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – An industry watchdog accused Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Monday of funding armed gangs […]

Wake up call for Orange pay as you go

By John Donovan Monday, 3 October 2011 I have had Orange pay monthly and “pay as you go” phones for many years, but not for much longer. I was awaken at 4.36am this morning by an incoming text message from Orange to my “pay as you go” phone notifying me of improvements to the phone, […]

Shell accused of fuelling violence in Nigeria by paying rival militant gangs

Oil company rejects watchdog’s claims that its local contracts made it complicit in the killing of civilians David Smith The Guardian, Monday 3 October 2011 Militants of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta travelling between camps. Photograph: Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images Shell has fuelled armed conflict in Nigeria by paying hundreds of […]