Don’t mess with Nigerian women.
“The unarmed women holding 700 ChevronTexaco workers in a southeast Nigeria oil terminal agreed Monday to end their siege after the company offered to hire at least 25 villagers and to build schools and electrical and water systems. The women, some with babies tied to their backs, broke out into singing and dancing on the docks at the Escravos facility on learning of the agreement . But they said they would wait until the verbal agreement was put in writing and signed before leaving the Escravos facility.”
It’s strange to read about these oil companies’ involvement in places like Nigeria, where they have essentially replaced governments as colonial powers. The more things change, the more they stay the same.