Current.com’s Mariana van Zeller travels to one of the most unstable regions in the world – Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. She investigates what’s behind the growing number of kidnappings and attacks in Africa’s largest oil producer and the US’s fifth largest energy supplier.


Does the energy crises worry you? Read The Trouble with Black Gold: 7 Sins of Oil Production and join the discussion. Read about Nigeria’s struggle in Reflections on Recent Violence in Nigeria and connect with Matador’s Lola Akimade, who has spent half her life living in Nigeria.
The dangerous power play over petroleum takes center stage with Drug Cartels Become Black Market Oil Barons.