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Title:Oil and the Post-Amnesty Programme (PAP): what prospects for sustainable development and peace in the Niger Delta?
Author:Obi, CyrilISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
Volume:41
Issue:140
Pages:249-263
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Niger Delta conflict
amnesty
peacebuilding
petroleum industry
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2013.872615
Abstract:This article explores the Post-Amnesty Programme (PAP), launched in 2009 following the decision of some insurgent militia leaders in the Niger Delta to 'drop their weapons in exchange for peace' with Nigeria's federal government. It addresses the following questions: how has the PAP been shaped by the politics of the Nigerian State, and elite and transnational oil interests? Is the trade-off between peace and justice sustainable when such peace fails to address the roots of the grievances? The article argues that the PAP is an unsustainable State-imposed peacebuilding project to preserve the conditions for oil extraction by local, national and global actors. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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