NIGERIA : CURSE OF THE OIL
Director(s): Jean-louis SAPORITO, Akira NIINOBE – Writer(s): Jean-louis SAPORITO Contact Print page
To understand this paradox, we meet two key players: on the one hand, Dr. Ngosi Okonjo-Iweala, new Nigerian Finance Minister, a former World Bank Vice President, Doctor of Economics, and a mother of four, who is also in charge of fighting corruption. And on the other hand, there is Moujahid Dokubo-Asari, leader of the Delta rebellion and the militia called “Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force”. Dokubo-Asari fights the government and the oil companies for a fairer distribution of the oil profits.
The investigation leads us further to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his involvement in local affairs of corruption, and gives us an insight into U.S. government actions - and the Pentagon in particular - to “render the region secure”.