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Bukola Adebayo on Global Health Reporting at Hampton University


Event Date:

March 19 - 20, 2024


Hampton University
100 E Queen St

Hampton, VA 23669


This project explores the health and environmental consequences for residents in Baruwa.

The Poisoned Wells of Baruwa with Bukola Adebayo graphic


Grantee Bukola Adebayo will visit Hampton College on March 19 and 20 to speak with students. Visiting classes and in her presentation, Adebayo will present on her experiences reporting on global health and on her recent Pulitzer-supported project, The Poisoned Wells of Baruwa.

Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil-producing country, and crude-oil revenue accounts for 50 percent of the country’s income. But its oil-rich regions have also suffered some of the worst volumes of oil spills from pipelines—sacking whole communities and laying vast expanses of land to waste in the West African nation. Her data reporting project explored the health and environmental consequences over 1 million residents have endured living in Baruwa due to years of hydrocarbon pollution caused by ruptured government-owned pipelines.

Adebayo is a correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation/Context News and has reported on health, gender, environment and political issues across several African countries for media organizations including CNN. She has taught at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and is a 2021 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Adebayo is also a 2024 Rainforest Investigations Fellow


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