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Securing Development and Peace in the Niger Delta: A Social and Conflict Analysis for Change

Paul Francis, Deirdre LaPin, and Paula Rossiasco
Few regions in the world have been as unfortunate as Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. The delta’s abundant natural wealth stands in stark contrast to its palpable underdevelopment. The oil sector accounts for approximately 95 percent of Nigeria’s export earnings and over 80 percent of federal government revenue, but for nearly two decades the delta has been mired in conflict and violence that threatens human security and the national economy.

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