Ed Kashi: Nigerian Oil

Ed Kashi talks about his project on Nigerian oil. The US buys half of the oil produced in Africa's most populous nation.

heads up: this is a pretty old post, it may be outdated.

Trans Amadi Slaughter is the largest abattior in the delta. They kill thousands of animals a day, roast them, cut them up and prepare the meat for sale throughout Rivers State and the rest of the delta. Nearly all of the workers here, especially the meat handlers, are Hausa and Yoruba, mostly muslim too. In the delta fish was traditionally the main source of protein, but as fish stocks have dwindled due to pollution from oil and over fishing, meat is becoming more common in the delta.