AN OIL SLICK FLOWS
An oil slick flows at the base of a mangrove near an illegal oil refinery along the Diebu creek in Nigeria’s Bayelsa state.
Nigeria is Africa’s largest crude oil exporter but its production capacity has been slashed by thieves drilling into pipelines passing through winding creeks and waterways in the vast delta.
The underground industry is thought to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Photo by AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE