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Shell Oil: Guilty in World Court of Public Opinion

Shell Oil has agreed to pay reparations in the case in a New York court that implicated it in the 1995 execution of the Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. It is only by a mix of radical social pressure - "tree-shaking" - and the power of the courtrooms - "jam-making" - that challenges can be maximised to corporations which exploit the African continent.

Africa in Evian

The two central premises of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) crafted in 2000-01 were that deeper integration into the world economy would benefit the continent and that the proponents of Nepad would discipline Africa's dictators. Neither has happened. Will Nepad be revived at the G-8 meeting at Evian?

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