Shell acquitted in Nigeria’s ‘Ogoni Nine’ court case
25 March 2022 | 5:38 am
Four Nigerian widows who brought a case against energy giant Shell for allegedly helping corrupt witnesses have their case thrown out. Their husbands, known as the "Ogoni 9", were executed in 1995 for campaigning against the exploitation of oil in southern Nigeria. Also, Liberia makes breastfeeding mandatory for mothers for at least six months. Finally, Tunisia welcomes its first cruise ship in three years.
Nigerians celebrated the homecoming of Benin bronzes pillaged during the colonial era. It comes as African leaders are pushing for the restitution of the artifacts from Europe.
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