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Oil control in Nigeria: The raging battle

Although Nigeria is one of the largest oil reserves in the world, the majority of the Nigerian people have seen little benefit, with poverty and subsequent criminality making living conditions even worse. VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni headed to the heart of Nigeria's oil production to witness firsthand the fight over the control of oil in Niger Delta.

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Gulf of Guinea maritime security in 2016

Dirk Steffen, director of Maritime Security at Risk Intelligence, analyzes the increase of maritime security incidents for 2016 over the previous year. Denmark-based Risk Intelligence counted 119 verified attacks by criminals on all kinds of vessels in West Africa – compared with 82 in 2015. The vast majority of attacks were perpetrated by Nigerian criminals, including all of the 84 that were concentrated in and around Nigerian waters.

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