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How to reach a lasting peace in the Niger Delta

Déjeuner-débat introduit en anglais par Benjamin Augé, Chercheur associé au programme Afrique subsaharienne, IFRI et par Comrade Sunny Ofehe, Président-fondateur de l'ONG : HOPE FOR NIGER DELTA CAMPAIGN (HNDC).

This round table aims to understand how Delta Niger militants switched from peaceful demonstrations in the 90" to violence against oil companies and federal government since 2006. The situation was so unstable in 2009, that oil majors, unable to deliver their normal output, put pressure on Nigeria to propose an amnesty process to the militants. We will emphasize the consequences of this amnesty in a particularly tense electoral environment. The Delta Niger will definitely be one of the top priorities of the new president, in a country where 80% of the budget is coming from oil sector. We will also try to underline what can be done in the long term to prevent another surge of violence.

Ce débat s'inscrit dans la série des "Mardis de l'Ifri à Bruxelles". Frais de participation (excepté membres): 10€

Représentation de la Commission européenne en Belgique - Rue Archimède, 73, 1000 Bruxelles
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