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    People & Power - Democracy Delta-style - 14 Apr 07 - Part 1

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The 2007 National elections are approaching in Nigeria. People & Power reporter Juliana Ruhfus and director Hazel Chandler travel to the conflict ridden and oil rich Niger Delta to explore what is at stake. In spite of the Delta's vast oil wealth the people are poor -- and deprived of a democratic voice. As a result, the last 15 months has seen an escalation in militant groups operating in the region. Some claim that that they are fighting to help ensure local people benefit from the Delta's oil wealth, in the face of intimidation and corruption from politicians.