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Niger Delta group shuts Agip oil facility over job disputes

A community group in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta said on Wednesday it had shut down an oil facility operated by Eni’s Agip in Bayelsa state’s Nembe 5 region following a dispute with the company that included the provision of jobs for locals.The company did not respond to a request for comment.The group, which called itself the Agrisaba Oil and Gas Committee, said production was shut down on Tuesday evening after it failed to resolve a number of disputes with the firm, including over the provision of jobs for locals.“The community has therefore decided that the facility be shut down till further notice until such a time that all these knotty issues have been resolved,” 97 more words


Protester killed as clashes re-erupt in Burundi's capital

A Burundian protester has been killed and another wounded as clashes renewed between police and protesters opposed to a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a 3rd presidential term. 16 more words