Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People

A mass-based umbrella social movement of the Indigenous Ogoni people

“Dance your anger and your joys. Dance the military guns to silence. Dance their dumb laws to the dump. Dance oppression and injustice to death. Dance the end of Shell’s ecological war of 30 years. Dance my people for we have seen tomorrow. And there is an Ogoni Star in the sky.” Ken Saro-Wiwa

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The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) is an Ogoni-based non-governmental, non-political apex organisation of the Ogoni ethnic minority people of South-Eastern Nigeria and was founded in 1990 with the mandate to campaign non-violently to:

• Promote democratic awareness;

• Protect the environment of the Ogoni People;

• Seek social, economic and physical development for the region;

• Protect the cultural rights and practices of the Ogoni people; and

• Seek appropriate rights of self-determination for the Ogoni people.