Eye on Africa

Dutch court orders Shell to pay Nigerian farmers for oil leaks

Friends of the Earth activists holding banners in The Hague
Friends of the Earth activists holding banners in The Hague © AP
By: Charli James | Maya YATAGHENE
12 min

Energy giant Shell has been ordered to compensate Nigerian farmers for damage caused by oil leaks. The Dutch court's decision is being seen as a victory for the villages and environmentalists. Also, a Covid-19 wave in Zimbabwe floods hospitals, killing rich and poor. It's a wake-up call for the nation's elites, with their money and influence unable to overcome the crumbling health system. And a community in Ivory Coast is turning plastic waste into school buildings. A partnership with UNICEF is using the landfill as a source for 100 percent plastic bricks.