Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
Security and development deficiencies lurk behind many of the factors that are keeping Nigeria’s energy sector from realizing its considerable economic promise.
The ascent of Ghana as an oil exporter will shift the energy landscape in Africa, potentially heralding in a new era of development in the West African state.
The sudden explosion of violence in northern Nigeria doesn’t bode well for state stability moving forward, especially given the persistence of MEND’s ongoing rebellion in the south.
As long as the root causes of dissent still exist in the Niger Delta, any lull in violence that the Nigerian government’s offer for an amnesty produces will likely be short lived.