Alexis Okeowo

Oil Thieves of the Niger Delta

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I recently spent time among oil thieves in the Niger Delta. I wrote about them, their communities, and the shadow industry of oil theft in Nigeria for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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February 24, 2014 at 9:57 am

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China’s Bloody Frontier in Zambia

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For the last several months, I have been reporting on the massive Chinese investment in Zambia — particularly in its mining sector — and the tension-filled aftermath of this investment. I have a piece in the new issue of Fortune on Zambia’s mining troubles, and recently wrote articles for The New Yorker on the violent Chinese mining controversy in Zambia and on African criticism of Chinese investment.

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November 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Looking Back at the Financial Crisis

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Champagne, Louis Vuitton, greed: no crisis like a Nigerian banking crisis. My story in Businessweek’s special issue on the global financial crisis.

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September 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

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Guns in Nigeria

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September 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

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Inside Nigeria’s Risky War

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ImageI recently went to the heart of the insurgency being waged by Islamist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria to write about the effects of the battle between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram on communities there. I have a long feature on Nigeria’s war on terrorism in this week’s international edition of TIME (subscription required or on international newsstands!).

I also did a web piece for TIME on the recent killing of 44 people at a mosque in the northeast, and on Boko Haram’s latest video.

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August 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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No Ordinary Family

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Last year, I spent time with couples who had been abducted as children by Joseph Kony’s Lord Resistance Army, forced to “marry,” and who then escaped and reunited. Here is my story on life, and a kind of love, in northern Uganda after the LRA for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.

Photo by Tadej Znidarcic

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July 11, 2013 at 7:02 am

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Dispatches from Central Nigeria

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I recently wrote a pair of dispatches on Nigeria’s terrorism and sectarian/religious violence problems for The New Yorker.

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June 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

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