Michael Keating is a lecturer in international relations at the McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston. He is also a development consultant with a particular interest in West Africa where he has worked for almost a decade
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Monday, January 09, 2012
Nigeria's Oil Disasters Met by Silence
In 2010 the world watched in horror as the Gulf of Mexico filled with 5m barrels of oil from an undersea leak caused by the careless handling of equipment on the part of BP and its partner Halliburton. Shocking images of uncontrolled spillage erupting from the ocean floor traveled around the world for weeks, sparking a media frenzy, a range of stern governmental responses and a huge amount of public outrage.