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This Day in African History — Dissident Writer Ken Saro-Wiwa Executed in Nigeria

By November 10, 2012

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Seventeen years ago, on 10 November 1995, writer and political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military government after being charged with the murder of four tribal leaders. His execution was widely condemned across the world and helped turn Nigeria into a 'pariah' state. Find out more...


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