SUDAN WATCH: UK PM Gordon Brown's offer of military aid to Nigeria provokes collapse of ceasefire amid angry claims that UK has 'declared war' on rebel army

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

UK PM Gordon Brown's offer of military aid to Nigeria provokes collapse of ceasefire amid angry claims that UK has 'declared war' on rebel army

Note the following excerpt from a report at sister site Niger Watch, posted on August 25, 2008:
From The Independent
Friday, 11 July 2008
By Daniel Howden, Kim Sengupta, Colin Brown and Claire Soares

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown offers military aid to oil rich Nigeria

Brown blunders in pledge to secure Nigeria oil

Militant groups in the Niger Delta

Photo: Militant groups in the Niger Delta have targeted multinational oil firms (AP/independent.co.uk)

PM's offer of military aid to Nigeria provokes collapse of ceasefire amid angry claims that UK has 'declared war' on rebel army

Militant groups in the Niger Delta

Photo: A Nigerian separatist rebel in the Niger Delta (independent.co.uk)
The Independent has titled its URL to the report as "Brown's African Misadventure". I find it interesting that nothing has been made of the report elsewhere. Why not, I wonder?

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