Elusive peace in Nigeria's oil Delta
An effort by the Nigerian government to bring peace to the oil-rich Niger Delta region hangs in the balance before it has even begun.
Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan announced that the government would no longer be holding a planned "summit" in order to bring together the government and militants who have cut Nigeria's oil production by around a quarter.
The head of the proposed summit was rejected by human rights activists in the Niger Delta, and a replacement has not been found.
The announcement that the summit had been shelved came just after the UK government said it would provide military training to the Joint Task Force in the Delta in order to secure oil production.