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Warlord Fuels Nigeria Oil Delta Fight

Admirers call him Africa’s Robin Hood of oil. Nigerian authorities call him an outlaw in the mold of Al Capone. Leading gunmen who worship a god of war, Alhaji Dokubo-Asari is trying to wrest the oil-rich Niger Delta away from multinational oil giants and the government — and put it into the hands of “the people.” Intensifying conflict across the delta has killed more than 1,000 people and left villages in flames. Fighting in the west at times has cut up to a quarter of production in the world’s No. 7 oil exporter, the United States’ fifth-biggest oil supplier.Full Story

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