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Nov
07

KEN SARO-WIWA — ALREADY TWENTY YEARS?

                                                                               
3 generations of Saro-Wiwas: Ken Saro-Wiwa is on the left, in a suit and tie.
 KEN SARO-WIWA – ALREADY 20 YEARS? By CAMERON DUODU

 

UPDATE:

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death ‘not in vain’

The daughter of Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed by the Nigerian military government with eight other activists 20 years ago today, has been remembering her father on her Facebook page

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She said: “Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to overcome it. My father pursued his objectives, knowing the huge risks.

“The Ogoni Nine risked their lives in order for our people to enjoy the basics of life: clean water, rivers filled with fish to eat, schools for the children. Nobody should have to die for such meagre requests. But their deaths were not in vain.

“The Ogoni Nine: Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, John Kpuine, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

“We remember you and thank you.

 

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