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Shadows and Light: Oil, Power, and the Niger Delta

In the 50 years since oil was first exported from the Niger Deltregion, Nigeria has become the largest producer in Africa, earning $60billion in oil revenues over the past five decades. But this historiwindfall has not brought wealth or stability to Nigeria's peopleInstead, oil wealth has led to crisis and decline, in what authoMichael Watts calls "a gigantic failure of leadership and governance."