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Ken Wiwa, dead at 47

MegB
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Joined: Nov 28 2001

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He was the eldest son of Ken Saro-Wiwa, an activist for the Ogoni people who was one of nine people executed by Nigeria’s military government in 1995 after they campaigned against the oil multinational Royal Dutch Shell for polluting the Niger Delta with its vast network of pipelines and oil fields. Their secret trials and executions sparked global condemnation and led to Nigeria’s suspension from the Commonwealth.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/nigerian-author-activist-ken-w...


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lagatta
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Joined: Apr 17 2002

I'm very sad to hear that.


epaulo13
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Joined: Dec 13 2009

..yes i am sad as well. and at 47 this is early.


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