Good news from Nigeria: ceasefire holds up as rebels seek further talks

Issue 173 - 30 Oct 2009 | 2 minute read

In a promising move for peace in the Niger Delta, rebel groups have reinstated a ceasefire signed in July to pursue further talks with the government. The key to ending the conflict and reaching a compromise is that the government addresses Niger Delta inhabitants’ most pressing grievance – a more proportionate distribution of oil and gas revenues from the region, which account for approximately 80% of government revenue.

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