Freelance investigative journalist David Van Peteghem (1976) studied philosophy at Antwerp University. As a journalist he keeps a close eye on the developments in West Africa, especially Nigeria, Benin and Togo. His articles appear in Dewereldmorgen, Vrede and Kifkif.


David Van Peteghem

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The Black Gold of Disabled People in Benin

  • Politics
  • International
  • Equal opportunities

BENIN - The social and ecological drama of Nigeria's oil industry is a well-known fact in the West. A story that is directly connected but largely unknown, however, is how neighbouring Benin has become dependent on illegal oil smuggle from Nigeria for its fuel supply. One of the most conspicuous things about the Benin oil smugglers are the disabled smugglers on their strange Vespa tricycles.