Nigeria

LGBT refugee wins legal battle to stay in UK

Aderonke Apata

Aderonke Apata was accused of faking her sexuality, but has now won her 13 year battle for asylum.

The Aba Women's War

Aba Station, 1920s

The “Women’s War” is seen as the first major challenge to British authority in Nigeria and West Africa during the colonial period, and took months for the government to suppress.

Aba Women’s War of 1929

Short history by Lorna Lueker Zukas of the Aba Women's War of 1929-1930 against social, political and economic grievances with British colonial rule.

1984: Ogharefe Women Blockade Pan Ocean Oil

In their struggle with the global oil giant Pan Ocean Oil the women of the Ogharefe used blockades and a traditional African custom to force the company to give in to their demands.

The imperialist legacy of Boko Haram

The widespread poverty and deprivation from Nigeria's neocolonial legacy has created a fertile recruiting ground for Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency, responsible for thousands of deaths as well as the recent mass kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls.

An interview with Nigerian anarchist Sam Mbah

Transcript of an interview with Sam Mbah, co-author of African Anarchism, conducted in Nigeria in March 2012. In it he discusses the Awareness League, unions, activism, global solidarity and the prospects for anarchism in Africa.

Class struggles in the Nigerian coal industry, 1914-1949

In-depth study of working class organisation at the Enugu Government Colliery in Nigeria from its opening in 1914 until a massacre of 21 striking miners in 1949.

Poison Fire (Documentary)

Poison Fire is a grassroots documentary that brings together video testimonies and evidence on the impacts of oil spills and gas flaring in the Niger Delta.

Nigerian workers win partial victory as strike ends

Nigerian unions have called off their national strike after a turbulent week. The Nigerian government have been forced into a partial climbdown, and have reinstated 60% of the fuel subsidies that they scrapped at the start of the year.

Nigerian unions give government an ultimatum

Nigerian unions have issued the government with an ultimatum. Either re-introduce the fuel subsidy that was scrapped at the beginning of the month, or the strikes will escalate to Nigeria's oil production.