Delta Life

The “Oil” Niger Delta region is a region filled with history. It’s also a region filled with conflict.

Ages ago, small kingdoms and tribes fought over control of the slave and palm oil trade giving rise to the name “Oil Niger”. More recent inter-ethnic clashes have been about a different kind of oil, Crude oil. The consequences of crude oil exploration and exploitation have severed the inter-ethnic harmony and old grudges have resurfaced, with often deadly results.

In the midst of all these, life still goes on, growing up in the Niger-Delta means learning to live with and adapt to daily changes in relationships with friends and neighbours. However, children still find time to do what children all over the world do, simply play.

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